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The Kansas Water Office formulates the Kansas Water Plan for the management, conservation and development of the water resources of the state. Water planning is achieved by addressing issues in the major river basins.
The Basin Advisory Committees (BAC) provide insight and advice on water issues to the Kansas Water Authority and serve as a forum for community involvement. Each of the state's 12 principal river basins in Kansas has a Basin Advisory Committee. The committees were established on June 28, 1985. The original committee structure was modified in 2006 to increase citizen input and the committees' impact. Each BAC determines the number of members and the categories to provide maximum citizen input on Basin issues. All BACs have seven "core" categories: agriculture, conservation/environment, fish and wildlife, industry/commerce, municipal public water suppliers, recreation and one slot for an at-large public member. Each BAC fills the balance of their membership roster (two or four members) with membership categories that represent the diversity of water uses and user groups in their basin.
The website for the Basin Advisory Committees is: http://www.kwo.org/about_us/Basin_Advisory_Committee.htm