Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2001 ch. 226
Other Identifying Information:2001 House Concurrent Resolution 5008
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:A Concurrent Resolution urging the Congress of the United States to provide funding to the United States Army Corps of Engineers to study reallocation of storage space from the flood control pool to the conservation pool in John Redmond Lake in Coffey County, Kansas.
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CHAPTER 226

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 5008


A Concurrent Resolution urging the Congress of the United States to provide funding

to the United States Army Corps of Engineers to study reallocation of storage space

from the flood control pool to the conservation pool in John Redmond Lake in Coffey County, Kansas.




WHEREAS, The United States Army Corps of Engineers constructed

John Redmond Dam on the Neosho River in Coffey County, Kansas, for

the purposes of flood control, water supply, water quality, recreation and

fish and wildlife; and

WHEREAS, The State of Kansas signed contracts with the United

States Army Corps of Engineers in 1975 and 1996 for the purchase of all

available water supply storage space in the conservation pool of John

Redmond Lake; and

WHEREAS, The State of Kansas has signed contracts with users for

water supply from storage space in the conservation pool of John Red-

mond Lake; and

WHEREAS, Article 1 paragraph (f) of federal contract DACW56-75-

C-0029 and Article 1 paragraph (e) (1) of federal contract DACW56-96-

WS-0003 both indicate sedimentation surveys will be completed by the

United States Army Corps of Engineers ``at intervals not to exceed fifteen

(15) years'', and when ``the findings of such survey indicate any Project

purpose will be affected by unanticipated sediment distribution, there

shall be an equitable redistribution of the sediment reserve storage space

among the purposes served by the Project including'' industrial and mu-

nicipal water supply; and

WHEREAS, Hydrographic surveys of John Redmond Lake indicate

that the conservation pool, and corresponding water supply storage space,

is filling with sediment faster than was estimated during design of the

lake; and

WHEREAS, Surveys of the storage contained in John Redmond Lake

indicate sediment is entering the flood control pool more slowly than

estimated during the design of the lake; and

WHEREAS, A reallocation of storage from the flood control pool to

the conservation pool would allow for a more equitable distribution of

storage and sediment between the pools and allow the State of Kansas to

meet the needs of users for a longer period of time: Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Kansas,

the Senate concurring therein: That the Legislature of the State of Kan-

sas urges the Congress of the United States to provide funding to the

United States Army Corps of Engineers to study reallocating storage

space from the flood control pool to the conservation pool in John Red-

mond Lake in Coffey County, Kansas; and

Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of State is directed to send

enrolled copies of this resolution to the President of the United States,

George W. Bush; the Chairman of the United States Senate Energy and

Water Development Subcommittee, c/o Committee on Appropriations,

United States Senate, S-128, The Capitol, Washington, D.C. 20510; the

Chairman of the United States House of Representatives Energy and

Water Development Subcommittee, 2362 Rayburn House Office Build-

ing, Washington, D.C. 20515-6020; and each member of the Kansas Con-

gressional Delegation.

Adopted by the House April 6, 1999.

Adopted by the Senate

April 5, 2000.


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Date Composed: 09/25/2001 Date Modified: 09/25/2001