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Aquifer levels could stabilize in next couple of years

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KSNW) – The warnings have gone out for years that the Ogallala Aquifer was being depleted faster that it could be recharged. 760 more words

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Groundwater pumping is drying up the Great Plains


Click to enlarge — Arikaree River in high water season, nowadays

❝ Farmers in the Great Plains of Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and the panhandle of Texas produce about one-sixth of the world’s grain, and water for these crops comes from the High Plains Aquifer — often known as…

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@ColoradoStateU: Groundwater pumping drying up Great Plains streams, driving fish extinctions

Here’s the release from Colorado State University:

Farmers in the Great Plains of Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and the panhandle of Texas produce about one-sixth of the world’s grain, and water for these crops comes from the High Plains Aquifer — often known as the Ogallala Aquifer — the single greatest source of groundwater in North America.

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Part 2: Texas Panhandle

It struck me the other day that it had been three months since this road trip – and I still had not finished this blog series. 2,626 more words

Drought

Your Assimilative Capacity Has Been Reached

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Posted first on the Global Water Alliance‘s “Blogs and Utterings” section of which yours truly is the primary contributor.  

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Ogallala Aquifer -- different water law by state

From High Plains Public Radio (Susan Stover):

Texas manages groundwater with the Rule of Capture. The groundwater belongs to the landowner without a defined limit. It’s sometimes known as the Law of the Biggest Pump.

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New application, same route: TransCanada refiles in Nebraska to build Keystone XL pipeline

CALGARY • TransCanada Corp. on Thursday refiled an application to move ahead with its Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. state of Nebraska, kicking off an approval process that is likely to be met with intense scrutiny. 581 more words

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