Governor Jay Nixon has issued a letter to his counterpart in Kansas urging him to reconsider that state’s intention to study diverting water from the Missouri River into Kansas. Nixon tells Governor Sam Brownback the Missouri River is vital to Missouri’s way of life and economy.
Kansas officials are planning to move forward with a study of constructing an aqueduct to divert 4 million acre-feet of water from the River into Western Kansas to help support agriculture.
Nixon tells Brownback, “Both of our states would benefit from a more global discussion of the future use of the Missouri River,” adding, “neither of our states is well-served by the approach exemplified by this project.
See Nixon’s letter here.