HISTORY OF PAWNEE WATERSHED

The HorseThief Reservoir project is located in the Pawnee Watershed north of Dodge City, Kansas. The Pawnee Watershed District had its beginning in 1965 when a group of interested farmers and businessmen met together.  They formed a steering committee to explore the formation of a watershed district.  A vote to organize the District passed overwhelmingly.  The district received its corporate charter in 1968, organized under the Watershed District Act of Kansas.

 


 

Did you know that the Pawnee Watershed District is the largest in the United States?  True Story.  It contains more than 1.5 million acres in parts of nine Southwest Kansas Counties; Edwards, Ford, Gray, Hodgeman, Lane, Ness, Pawnee, and Rush.  Governance is by a nine person Board of Directors, with a member from each of the seven sub-watersheds and two at large members.

 

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