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Solving the problem of the declining Ogallala aquifer: "It’s for the generation that’s not here" -- Dwane Roth

From The Hutchinson News (Amy Bickel):

Because of technology, Roth is working to embrace what might seem like an unfathomable concept in these parts – especially when you can’t see what is happening underground.

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Colorado Water

A quick look at Ogallala Aquifer water rights governance

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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Colorado Water

Nebraska Scenic Byway

Sandhills Journey… State Route 2

From Alliance, NE we travel across the north-central part of the state through the Sandhills, a region of mixed-grass prairie on grass-stabilized sand dunes. 677 more words

2017

Stabilizing water levels in [High Plains Aquifer] possible, survey shows -- @KUnews

Here’s the release from the University of Kansas:

For at least the next one to two decades, irrigators in western Kansas may not have to cut groundwater use nearly as drastically as once thought to stem declines in the High Plains aquifer, according to water experts at the Kansas Geological Survey based at the University of Kansas.

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Colorado Water

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

News

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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Business

@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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Colorado Water