Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 14, April 7, 2022
As used in these rules and regulations, the following words and
phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this section.
(a) "Aquifer" means a geologic water-bearing
formation that will yield considerable quantities of water to wells and
(b) "Board" means the
board of directors constituting the governing body of the western Kansas
groundwater management district no. 1.
(c) "Chief engineer" means the chief engineer
of the division of water resources of the Kansas state board of agriculture.
(d) "District" means the western
Kansas groundwater management district no. 1.
(e) "Authorized representative of the board"
means an individual designated by the board to perform duties and functions on
means water below the surface of the earth.
(g) "Substantially" means within 300 feet of
the approved location, but in no case closer to other wells than the minimum
spacing requirements allow.
"Tailwater" means that portion of the irrigation water applied which appears as
run-off from the authorized place of use.
(i) "Tailwater re-use system" means a
facility to collect, store and transport irrigation tailwater for reapplication
to the authorized place of use.
(j) "Unconsolidated aquifer" means
unconsolidated deposits that will yield water in a sufficient quantity to
supply pumping wells and springs.
"Waste of water" means any act or
omission which causes:
(1) groundwater to be
diverted or withdrawn from a source of supply and not used, managed or
reapplied to a beneficial use on or in connection with land authorized as the
place of use by a vested right, an appropriation right or an approved
application for permit to appropriate water for beneficial use;
(2) the unreasonable deterioration of the
quality of water in any source of supply thereby causing impairment of a
person's right to the use of water;
(3) groundwater intended for irrigation use
to escape and drain from the authorized place of use; or
(4) groundwater to be applied to an
authorized beneficial use in excess of the needs for such use.
(l) "Well" means any excavation
that is drilled, cored, bored, washed, driven, dug or otherwise constructed
when the intended use of such excavation is for the acquisition, diversion, or
artificial recharge of groundwater.