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Some folks in SW #Kansas are pushing the "Great Canal of Kansas"

From the Kansas News Service. (Ben Kuebrich) via the Hillsboro Free Press:

Great Canal of Kansas

Clayton Scott also uses the latest water technology on his farm in Big Bow.

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Colorado Water

Groundwater levels steady in western Kansas, decrease around Wichita -- @KUNews

From the University of Kansas:

Groundwater levels during 2017, on average, rose slightly or nearly broke even in western Kansas but fell in the Wichita area, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey.

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Colorado Water

Fargo North Dakota to Belleville Kansas: Spiritual Vigilantes

         Today there was no meandering for the meanderer. What a pity. We decided we wanted to get as far south as we could in one day. 1,459 more words

2018 Trip To Southeast USA

Rural areas at risk as water levels drop in massive aquifer

DENVER (AP) — The draining of a massive aquifer that underlies portions of eight states in the central U.S. is drying up streams, causing fish to disappear and threatening the livelihood of farmers who rely on it for their crops. 425 more words

National / World

@NSF: How much water flows into agricultural irrigation? New study provides 18-year water use record

More than 9,000 Landsat images provide vegetation health metrics for the Republican River Basin. Credit: David Hyndman

The Republican River’s South Fork near Hale, Colorado, with the region’s seemingly endless fields. 619 more words

Climate Change

High Plains Aquifer pumping is impacting surface water and native fish

From The Denver Post (Bruce Finley):

The agricultural overpumping from thousands of wells continues despite decades of warnings from researchers that the aquifer — also known as the Ogallala, the world’s largest underground body of fresh water — is shrinking.

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Colorado Water