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Ogallala to be subject of State Fair discussion

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) – Ideas for sustaining the Ogallala Aquifer will be discussed this weekend at the Kansas State Fair.

A Kansas State University group called the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy is organizing round-table discussions Sunday afternoon at the fairgrounds. 72 more words


"The goal is to work together to find methods for conserving the precious lifeblood of our basin" -- Deb Daniel

From Circle of Blue (Brett Walton):

Following a regional trend, Colorado’s water board is likely to approve a $US 160,000 grant on Friday that will help farmers in the state’s northeastern plains reckon with a water-scarce future.

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Can The California Drought Get Any Worse? Sadly, Yes.

Can the news from California about the drought really get any worst?  Short answer: “yes.”

Two recent items caught our attention.  One from the Paso Robles Daily News… 1,075 more words


Many eyes are on Lake Powell and the power pool #ColoradoRiver

Here’s a look at the Lake Powell power pool and the cascading effects if the reservoir drops below the level necessary to continue to deliver power to the southwestern US, from Allen Best writing in The Denver Post: 1,313 more words

Colorado Water

Uber Sand Trap

The Nebraska Sand Hills are basically a grass-stabilized desert, with gently rolling “dunes” that cover a quarter of the state.  As barren as the land appears on the top, below it sits the Ogallala Aquifer, which is the largest body of ground water in the world. 96 more words