Bids are now being accepted for a USDA program designed to provide landowners a market-based financial incentive for restoring playa wetlands. The Kansas USDA Farm Service Agency and several partners …
Playas are a primary source of groundwater recharge, with an average rate across the region of about three inches per year.
Playas are water filtration systems—keeping fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides out of the groundwater.
Playas attract wildlife, providing local waterfowl and upland game bird hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Playas collect runoff during high rains, reducing property damage from flooding and reducing erosion.