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The Ogallala Aquifer is a shallow water table aquifer surrounde...

wikipedia - 08 Nov 2016
The Ogallala Aquifer is a shallow water table aquifer surrounded by sand, silt, clay and gravel located beneath the Great Plains in the United States. One of the world's largest aquifers, it underlies an area of approximately 174,000 sq mi (450,000 km2) in portions of eight states (South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas). It was named in 1898 by geologist N. H. Darton from its type locality near the town of Ogallala, Nebraska. The aquifer is
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Models are Models — It's Time to Act

No-Till Farmer (press release) (blog) - 27 Sep 2018
The latest salvo over the future viability of the Ogallala aquifer was fired earlier this month when the University of Kansas released a report that confirms what's at stake for western Kansas farmers if water levels fall too low to support irrigation ...
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Our Turn At This Earth: Walls Of Corn

HPPR - 11 Oct 2018
Like any farmer, my father loved driving along a wall of green corn and computing the many bushels it would yield and the money these would put into his bank account. He irrigated his corn out of the Ogallala Aquifer, and always believed that the ...
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New PheNode technology can help farmers make real-time decisions

High Plains Journal - 16 Oct 2018
In the Ogallala Aquifer region, where rain comes sparingly, Dwane Roth fights for every drop of water he can get. +1. IMG_0884.jpg. Finney County farmer Dwane Roth and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center researchers Nadia Shakoor and Bill Kezele ...
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Conserving today can lead to a better tomorrow

The Garden City Telegram - 11 Oct 2018
Water is pumped up from beneath us from the Ogallala Aquifer to meet our needs. An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing rock. The Ogallala Aquifer is a shallow water table located beneath the Great Plains and is one of the world's largest ...
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Big Donor Allowed To Endanger Water Supply With Nuclear Waste

The National Memo (blog) - 19 Oct 2018
The dump is over or near the Ogallala Aquifer, depending on whether you believe the water table boundaries of the company or others. The dump is also in an earthquake hazard zone. Waste Control Specialists wants to take radioactive waste from the ...
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The origins of the High Plains landscape

Phys.Org - 26 Sep 2018
The lakes provide an important breeding, resting and wintering habitat for millions of birds, and also supply recharge to the groundwater reservoir known as the Ogallala aquifer. At 450,000 square kilometres, it is the largest aquifer in North America ...
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New owner of DeWitt plant to make pliers similar to Vise-Grip

Columbus Telegram - 18 Oct 2018
Nebraska is home to America's largest underground lake, or aquifer, which stretches north to South Dakota and south to northern Texas. But in Nebraska the aquifer involves the largest geographic area and is in places more than 1,000 feet deep. It ...
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Summer rain brings bountiful fall harvests

Met Media - 17 Oct 2018
Anna Frye is the owner of NaturALL Beef Company, based an hour north of Alliance, Nebraska, above the Ogallala Aquifer. The aquifer is a shallow water table that supplies water to parts of Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, ...
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20 million years ago, a 'wave' formed the US High Plains

Futurity: Research News - 09 Oct 2018
They also supply recharge to the groundwater reservoir known as the Ogallala aquifer. At 450,000 square kilometers, it is the largest aquifer in North America—and 10 times the size of Switzerland. Without these groundwater resources, agriculture in ...
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Every Coin Has Two Sides- Woods Eastland

Delta Business Journal - 02 Oct 2018
There are five large ones in the US: the biggest and arguably most productive is the mid-western corn and bean belt, but besides the delta the list includes the central valley of California, the Ogallala aquifer from the Texas panhandle to Nebraska ...
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Salina Journal - 17 Oct 2018
“The Ogallala Aquifer is going away. Could this be a crop that replaces irrigation?” Teske said. “Who knows at this point. My ancestors grew it during World War II. It grows really well in northeast Kansas, the wild variety.” Rules coming. Industrial ...
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Our Turn At This Earth: The Great Plains Is Not The Midwest

HPPR - 27 Sep 2018
That crop has marched down off of the Iowa hills onto the Plains – an invasion enabled by government incentives combined with plains people's willingness to use up their only water source, the Ogallala Aquifer, to grow a crop ill-suited for their climate.
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Our Turn At This Earth: Elephant Or Cash Cow?

HPPR - 04 Oct 2018
It had been called by the Vision Team, appointees of then Governor Sam Brownback, who had taken a noteworthy interest in conserving the Ogallala Aquifer. We hundred or more attendees were divided into groups of around eight each and asked to address ...
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Dispatches from Skip Gorman's Audioblog: Fake News Fit to Print

Ridgecrest Daily Independent - 25 Sep 2018
“It's more water than what's under the entire Ogallala aquifer up in the Dakotas,” the GA press secretary was heard to say. “We might as well just pack up and head back to Sacramento”, she offered. “Our work here is done.” CHINA LAKE – Meteorologists ...
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Director of Kansas' water agency since 2004 to retire in December

The Topeka Capital-Journal - 12 Oct 2018
Sam Brownback's campaign to develop strategies for extending the life of the Ogallala Aquifer. Heavy irrigation of crops is depleting the underground reservoir, and owners of water rights were asked to voluntarily restrict consumption as part of a 50 ...

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