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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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Water challenge: Aquifer's decline on mind of feeder

High Plains Journal - 19 Jun 2018
His family has been finishing cattle for generations on corn irrigated by the Ogallala Aquifer. As such, they and their colleagues have been major economic drivers for the region. And everything good about living and working in western Kansas can trace ...
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Untapped aquifers may help quench state's water needs

Tulsa World - 17 Jun 2018
An aquifer is not an underground lake. It is an area of water-saturated soil or rock below ground. Probably the state's most famous aquifer is the Ogallala Panhandle, which is an extension of the vast Ogallala Aquifer that extends from Nebraska deep ...
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City water report champions sustainability

The Garden City Telegram - 23 May 2018
The new program also is intended to arm area residents with information that will help them contribute to the sustainability of the Ogallala Aquifer, Jones said. The Ogallala is declining and accounts for much of Kansas' water supply, on which the ...
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State considers water options for southwest Kansas

Hillsboro Free Press - 06 Jun 2018
For generations, farmers like Roth have looked not to the heavens for the rain to nurture their crops, but to wells, pumps and sprinklers that heaved water up from the Ogallala Aquifer—America's largest underground reservoir. They transformed the semi ...
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Finding hope in water-sipping sorghum

High Plains Journal - 22 May 2018
The Ogallala Aquifer is the lifeblood of semiarid landscape. The economy around it—one centered on crops, cattle, packing plants and fuel—couldn't be sustained without water. The aquifer is dropping at an alarming rate, Willis said. Wells on his farm ...
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Republican Donn Edmunds running for House District 10 seat

Wyoming Tribune - 05 Jun 2018
Edmunds also said he wants to discuss the depletion of reserves in the Ogallala Aquifer, also known as the “High Plains Aquifer,” which contains drinking water for much of Laramie County and surrounding states. “The water is being pumped out of the ...
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Amid drought in Texas Panhandle, farmers scratch crops from dust

Christian Science Monitor - 30 May 2018
But the real water worry isn't overhead but rather underfoot: The depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer that has made farming in the desert possible for 100 years has farmers making every drop of water count. With the Ogallala in a state of “managed ...
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Irrigation timing and rate affect cotton fiber quality

Southwest Farm Press - 21 May 2018
With the increasing threat of drought over the last 25 years, a forecast calling for a possible dry summer season, and rapid depletion of the Ogallala aquifer in the Texas High Plains and across the U.S. Midwest, farmers should take note of a recent ...
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How Does Climate Change Affect Your Community?

Geek - 23 May 2018
areas along the Central Valley Aquifer—and municipalities among the Ogallala Aquifer in the Great Plains are some of the most exposed to water stress. “Growing consumption needs due to urbanization trends will also influence water stress levels in ...
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News Wrap: Book Recos, Texas Drought, Rural Politics, and More

UC Food Observer - 04 Jun 2018
The Panhandle is dry and farmers depend on the Ogallala Aquifer in some part to grow their crops. The Panhandle is in the midst of a drought and the aquifer is being drawn down. What's sustainable in the future? What are the options available to the ...
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Stakeholders gather for first Ogallala Aquifer Summit

High Plains Journal - 23 Apr 2018
Eight states rely on the Ogallala Aquifer, and each has different agencies tasked with its conservation and usage and all were represented at the first Ogallala Aquifer Summit, April 9 and 10, Garden City, Kansas. From left, Oklahoma Secretary of ...
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Ogallala Aquifer Summit in Garden City

Dodge City Daily Globe - 03 Apr 2018
The Ogallala Aquifer Summit will bring together water-use decision makers in Garden City, April 9-10 from all eight states in the Ogallala region: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. Summit participants ...
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Farmers Work To Lengthen The Life Of The Ogallala Aquifer

AgWeb - 26 Dec 2017
The lofty goal is one of Willis' personal efforts to help preserve the Ogallala Aquifer, which fuels crop growth on the High Plains via irrigation. Research indicates that with current water use rates, the aquifer will be 70% depleted by 2064. The ...
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Illustrating the Ogallala Aquifer - 12 Feb 2018
Illustrating the Ogallala Aquifer. Katie Humphreys. February 12, 2018 09:54 AM. Print. The Ogallala Aquifer is the largest groundwater system in North America. It spans nine states and covers 175,000 square miles. ( AgWeb ). The Ogallala Aquifer is the ...
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Can the Ogallala Aquifer be Saved? LEMAs May Help - 12 Apr 2018
Water levels in the Ogallala Aquifer have been in decline for decades. Hidden beneath western Kansas and seven other states, this vast reservoir is an important resource for agriculture and industry. But since World War II, irrigators have been pumping ...
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Ogallala Aquifer Summit a First Step — But What's Next?

No-Till Farmer (press release) (blog) - 26 Apr 2018
Earlier this month, representatives from several states came together as the first Ogallala Aquifer Summit was held in Garden City, Kan. The two-day meeting was called for by the state of Kansas' 50-year water plan, acknowledging the need for states to ...

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