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Dipping straws into the Ogallala -- The Hutchinson News

The High Plains Aquifer provides 30 percent of the water used in the nation’s irrigated agriculture. The aquifer runs under South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. 516 more words

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Farmers meet to discuss methods to preserve water

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KSNW) – Southwest Kansas farmers met with Gov. Sam Brownback Tuesday as part of water technology field day.

The goal was to discuss methods and technology to help preserve water in the Ogallala Aquifer without hurting the farming industry. 172 more words


Modern Farming

This is where most of our food comes from. Natural gas is used to pull nitrogen out of the atmosphere and bind it to hydrogen to create anhydrous ammonia. 485 more words

CSU-led team receives $10 million to study Ogallala Aquifer

From Colorado State University (Jason Kosovski):

Main source of agricultural and public water

For more than 80 years, the Ogallala Aquifer, the largest freshwater aquifer in the world, has been the main source of agricultural and public water for eastern Colorado and parts of seven other states in the Great Plains.

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Four billion people face severe water scarcity, new research finds | Environment | The Guardian

At least two-thirds of the global population, over 4 billion people, live with severe water scarcity for at least one month every year, according to a major new analysis. 398 more words

Study finds High Plains Aquifer [Ogallala] peak use by state, overall usage decline

Here’s the release from Kansas State University (Greg Tammen):

A new Kansas State University study finds that the over-tapping of the High Plains Aquifer’s groundwater beyond the aquifer’s recharge rate peaked in 2006.

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Colorado Water

USDA expands investment in water conservation and improvement in [Ogallala] aquifer

Here’s the release from the US Department of Agriculture (Justin Fritscher):

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA will invest about $8 million in the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative in Fiscal Year 2016 to help farmers and ranchers conserve billions of gallons of water annually while strengthening agricultural operations.

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