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Kansas Conservation History | 1962-1968

Kansas Conservation History

1962, September 27

The Food and Agricultural Act of 1962 authorizes the Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Program.

1963, July 16

Construction starts for first P.L. 566 watershed project, Walnut Creek Watershed, Brown, County

Photo of watershed work plan and map

1965, July 22

Water Resources Planning Act provides for river basin studies.



Governor signs first strip mining reclamation law for Kansas.


1968, September

Kansas' first RC&D project, Sunflower, authorized in south-central Kansas

Kansas map showing RC&D areas; Sunflower is in south central Kansas