Consensus building around water conservation

Outlet: Topeka Capital-Journal

January 2, 2012

In soliciting input on water rights from his constituents, Sen. Jay Emler, R-Lindsborg, came across a retiree who he said illustrates the problems with the state’s current policies. The man had returned to his native Kansas to farm after spending much of his life in California. He was used to conserving water, but in Kansas that brought him smack up against the state’s “use-it-or-lose-it” policy…

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