Irrigation in Kansas

1:30 p.m.
Stafford County Museum Library
100 North Main Street
Stafford, Kansas 67578
Michael Hathaway

Irrigation has made Kansas an agricultural powerhouse, but it has also opened the floodgates for unintended consequences such as lawsuits, soil salinity, water scarcity, and continually larger, more ambitious irrigation plans. From ditches in Garden City, to center-pivot units across the state, to new plans to divert Missouri River water to Goodland, this presentation will encourage Kansans to consider how the past can inform present-day discussions of water usage in the state.

Sponsored by: Stafford County Historical & Genealogical Society.

A Humanities Kansas event.  Humanities Kansas is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.