Dept. of Ag: ARCA Meeting

The Arkansas River Compact Administration (ARCA) annual meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. MST at the Otero Junior College Student Center, 2001 San Juan Ave. in La Junta, CO. The meeting agenda is posted on ARCA’s website at

ARCA administers provisions of the Kansas–Colorado Arkansas River Compact, including operations of the John Martin Reservoir. Topics to be covered at the annual meeting include a review of John Martin Reservoir operations, compliance update, committee reports, and updates from state and federal agencies.

ARCA’s Operations, Administrative and Legal, and Engineering committees will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. MST also at the Otero Junior College Student Center. 

The annual meeting and committee meetings are open to the public. Individuals who require special accommodation should notify Stephanie Gonzales at 719-734-5367 at least three days prior to the meeting.

The Kansas-Colorado Arkansas River Compact was negotiated in 1948 between Kansas and Colorado with participation by the federal government. Its stated purposes are to settle existing disputes and remove causes of future controversy between Colorado and Kansas regarding Arkansas River water and to equitably divide and apportion the water between Colorado and Kansas, including benefits arising from John Martin Reservoir.


Day: 12/05/2019
Start Time: 8:30am
Anticipated End Time: 12:00pm
The end time listed for this meeting is an approximate length of its likely duration for calendaring purposes only. For more information please contact the agency listed below.


La Junta, Colorado
2001 San Juan Ave.

Otero Junior College Student Center

Contact Information:

Stephanie Gonzales

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Americans with Disabilities Act Statement

The State of Kansas is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you need reasonable accommodations, effective communication or alternative formats for the meeting please contact the person or agency holding the meeting above at least five (5) working days in advance to facilitate our effort to meet your reasonable accommodation needs to the maximum extent feasible.  If you have any questions about the ADA, this policy, or concerns about a compliance with the law, please contact our State ADA Coordinator at (785) 296-1389 or