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Alysia Kysar to Governor Joan Finney

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Creator: Kysar, Alysia

Date: March 19, 1991

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Records, Finney, Acc 1995-043 Box 9 Folder "Cheyenne Bottoms"

Unit ID: 208239

Summary: Alysia Kysar of Liberal, Kansas, writes Governor Joan Finney of Topeka concerning a water rights conflict at Cheyenne Bottoms wetlands in Barton County, Kansas. Kysar is eleven years old. She argues that the importance of wildlife habitats and communal ownership of natural resources, like water, supercede the rights of individual water users along Wet Walnut Creek. Kysar further questions the suitability of irrigated agriculture to an arid environment. In Wet Walnut Irrigators v. Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area (1992), the Kansas Supreme Court ruled in favor of Cheyenne Bottoms, citing its earlier claim to water rights.

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Title (Main title): Alysia Kysar to Governor Joan Finney

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