The Solomon River Basin drains about 6,840 square miles of land. It is located within Sherman, Thomas, Decatur, Sheridan, Norton, Graham, Phillips, Rooks, Smith, Osborne, Jewell, Mitchell, Lincoln, Cloud, Ottawa, Dickinson and Saline Counties. The western part of the Solomon basin falls in the Northwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 4. It is characterized by two distinct regions of the Great Plains: the High Plains and the Smoky Hills. The Solomon Basin has three different aquifers. They are alluvial, Ogallala and Dakota. The Solomon River Basin has three federally operated reservoirs with associated irrigation districts. About 25,394 acres are located within the three irrigation districts of the basin.
This collection contains relevant documents such as newsletters, management plans, advisory committee meeting minutes, and annual field summaries. The field summaries are separated into three sections--Upper Solomon River, Lower Solomon River, and Mainstream.