HOUSE BILL No. 2783*
An Act concerning certain wetlands; approving
the department of wildlife and parks' en-
tering into certain agreements and assuming
certain costs related to such wetlands;
designating an area of such wetlands as the
Steve Lloyd Wetlands.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. (a) Pursuant to K.S.A. 32-845 and amendments
the legislature hereby approves the department of wildlife and
entering into a project cooperative agreement and related lease
U.S. department of the army to modify and restore approximately
acres of permanent and seasonal wetland habitat located on the
lican River floodplain within the flood control pool of Milford
ject to the following:
(1) The proposed project shall be developed in the following
stages and moneys to pay the nonfederal share of project costs for
stage shall be secured before commencement of such stage: (A) Stage
in the areas of Lower Refuge, Cane Creek, Mall Creek and Smith
toms, totaling approximately 1,030 acres; (B) stage 2, in the areas
Quimby Creek, Smith Bottoms addition, Beichter Bottoms, East
ton 1 and 3 and West Broughton 1 and 2, totaling approximately
acres; and (C) stage 3, in the areas of West Broughton 3 and 4,
East Broughton 2 and 4 and Sugar Bowl, totaling approximately 415
(2) Not more than $361,512 of total project costs shall be
the state general fund. The remainder of the nonfederal share of
costs shall be paid from nonstate moneys.
(b) The department of wildlife and parks is hereby authorized
sume costs associated with the operation, maintenance, repair,
ment and rehabilitation of the area in each stage of the Milford
wetlands wildlife habitat restoration project after completion of
by the U.S. department of the army. Such costs shall be paid from
life-related fee funds of the department and from any nonstate
available for that purpose.
Sec. 2. The Cane Creek area within stage 1 of the Milford
wetlands wildlife habitat restoration project, in Clay county, near
of Wakefield, is hereby designated as the Steve Lloyd Wetlands.
secretary of wildlife and parks shall cause placement of suitable
an observation deck to indicate the area is the Steve Lloyd
secretary may accept and administer gifts and donations for the
of obtaining and installing such signs and observation deck.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from
and after its
publication in the Kansas register.
Approved March 31, 1998
Published in the Kansas Registers April 9, 1998