Ogallala aquifer study in Kansas

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University of Kansas, Kansas Geological Survey, Geohydrology Section , Lawrence, Kan
Groundwater -- Kansas., Ogallala Aqu


Ogallala Aquifer., Ka

StatementHoward G. O"Connor, Thomas J. McClain.
ContributionsMcClain, Thomas J.
LC ClassificationsGB1025.K2 O37 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination99 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2819153M
LC Control Number83620986

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Ogallala aquifer study in Kansas. [Kansas Water Office.] -- Descriptors: Kansas Ogallala Area, Ogallala aquifer. Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Kansas Water Office.

OCLC Number: western Kansas, western Oklahoma, western Texas, and eastern New Mexico. When the practice of irrigation became popular after World War II, people believed the Ogallala was an inexhaustible resource fed from an underground river origi- Case Study: Ogallala Aquifer (cont.).

In Kansas, the Ogallala underlies 38 percent of the state, according to the US Geological Survey. Like many other states in the High Plains, agriculture forms the backbone of the economy, with Kansas producing much of the nation’s beef cattle, corn, wheat, grain sorghum and soybeans.

Ogallala Aquifer. The Ogallala is one of the world’s largest aquifers. Coveringmiles and eight states, this aquifer has been providing water for Kansas farmers for centuries. The Ogallala was first created from the late Miocene to early Pliocene age. Ogallala has made it possible so that states such as Nebraska and Kansas can produce large quantities of grain required to feed livestock.2 If the High Plains Aquifer were unaffected by human activities, it would be in a state of equilibrium in which natural discharge from the aquifer would be approximately equal to natural recharge to the Size: KB.

Circle of Blue. Since intensive farming began in the s, some 30 percent of the water in the Kansas portion of the Ogallala Aquifer, a primary irrigation source, has been pumped out. How the remainder is used will determine the state’s agricultural fate for the next century, according to a new study from Kansas State University that.

Those six – Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas Ogallala aquifer study in Kansas book are the states that rely most heavily on the Ogallala Aquifer and would have received water from the Missouri/Mississippi River pipelines in the import study.

The grain-growing region in the High Plains of America—known as America’s breadbasket—relies entirely on the Ogallala Aquifer. But long term unsustainable use of the aquifer is forcing states in the region to face the prospect of a regional economic disaster. As the High Plains states reach the verge of a major crisis, the states have [ ].

Caring for western Kansas’ Ogallala Aquifer with replenishment off the table. From the time Brownback took office in until he left inpreserving the aquifer, which stretches across parts of eight states and underliessquare miles of the Great Plains, had been one of his most talked about priorities.

And little wonder. Ogallala-High Plains Aquifer Information. This page specifically addresses issues relevant to the western Kansas (Ogallala) portion of the High Plains aquifer, including Groundwater Management Districts 1, 3, and 4, and the adjacent portions of the aquifer.

A primary focus of interest is the issue of declining water levels and the implications for long-term water use and management. Looking for a description of the Ogallala aquifer, which has special significance to me as a Nebraskan, I stumbled across this wonderful book.

Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. Combining geology, hydrology, history and sociology, it reads like a novel--and yet /5(17). The High Plains Water-Level Monitoring Study (HPWLMS) is the USGS's response to a directive from Congress to report on water-level changes in the High Plains [Ogallala] aquifer.

Figure 1. Location map showing the boundary of the High Plains aquifer, major cities and roads, and altitude of land surface. The aquifer recharges at less than 1 inch per year. In Kansas, irrigators are allowed to extract many times that amount. According to the KSU study, “once depleted, the aquifer would take an average of years to refill.” In a study, 14% of wells tested by the U.S.

Geological Survey contained one or more agricultural pesticide. The corn production land in Kansas over-lies the High Plains (Ogallala) Aquifer, and the Kansas portion has one of the steepest water-level declines in the aquifer (Sanderson and Frey, ). The High Plains Aquifer is the largest aquifer in the US, supplying 70% of the total groundwater and providing 30% of the irrigated water to the country Cited by: 7.

The Ogallala Aquifer, an important water resource, is in trouble The life of the Ogallala Aquifer could be extended several decades, but only if water usage is reduced, a four-year study by.

This project is funded by the State of Kansas Water Plan Fund Kansas Geological Survey,High Plains/Ogallala Aquifer Information Constant Ave., Lawrence, KS phonefaxCore Library Kansas Geologic Sample Repository, Monroe Street, Wichita, Kansas phonefax   Could Drone technology be being used to study the diminishing levels of the Ogallala Aquifer and usage from Ranches and Farms.

#mysterydrones #ogallalaquifer #waterrights #water #ranchers #farmers. The Ogallala Aquifer is a massive store of groundwater that quenches the thirst of people, crops and livestock throughout the Great Plains.

The aquifer extends, roughly, from Midland, Texas, through the Texas Panhandle and all the way to South Dakota. In fact, it's the aquifer that makes the current way of life on the Plains possible. Researchers from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., conducted a four-year study of a portion of the High Plains Aquifer, called the Ogallala Aquifer, which provides the most agriculturally important irrigation in the state of Kansas, and is a key source of drinking water for the region, according to LiveScience.

High Plains Aquifer will be 69 percent depleted in 50 years, K-State study says. If Kansas farmers keep irrigating crops at current levels, an estimated 69 percent of the water in.

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In Kansas, groundwater levels have dropped by feet or more. Yet, very little has been done to find alternative sources of water. As droughts are common in the Midwest, farmers continued to pump water from the Ogallala Aquifer.

Additionally, the Ogallala Aquifer provides $20 billion of food and fiber to the world's markets every year. Ogallala Aquifer: | | | | | ||| | World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive collection Missing: Kansas.

Irrigating wheat in western Kansas with mobile drip saves % compared to conventional sprinkler irrigation.

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Photo by K-State Research and Extension. The Ogallala Aquifer is one of the world’s largest fresh groundwater resources. It underliessquare miles in eight states. Environmental Case Study Ogalalla Aquifer The Ogallala Aquifer System is the largest known underground freshwater reservoir in the world.

At the peak of irrigation, more water was being drawn out of the aquifer each year than the entire annual flow of the Colorado Size: 45KB. In just 3 percent of the Ogallala aquifer under Western Kansas had been tapped. By it was 30 percent.

By it will be 69 percent. And once depleted, it will takeyears to completely refill.

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These projections are all from a recently issued, comprehensive, four year study from Kansas. Study Shows Changes in Great Plains’ Ogallala Aquifer [NOAA by Michon Scott] The Ogallala Aquifer underlies parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming.

From wheat and cows to corn and cotton, the regional economy depends almost exclusively on agriculture irrigated by Ogallala groundwater. Ogallala Aquifer As one of the world's largest aquifers, the Ogallala aquifer occupies an area of roughlysquare miles in the land beneath the Great Plains region of the United States.

Here’s the release from the Kansas Water Office (Katie Patterson-Ingels, Amy Kremen). 8-State Conversation to Highlight Actions & Programs Benefitting the Aquifer, Ag, and Ogallala communities. The Ogallala Aquifer Summit will take place in Amarillo, Texas, from March 31 to April 1, bringing together water management leaders from all eight Ogallala region states: Colorado, Kansas.

A network of water-bearing rock, the High Plains aquifer extends into eight states and, in Kansas, is composed of three components — the Ogallala aquifer, the Great Bend Prairie aquifer and the Equus Beds. Biggest by far, the Ogallala aquifer underlies most of western Kansas and makes up the bulk of the High Plains aquifer in all eight states.Bair witnessed her western Kansas farm family go from practicing the art and science of dryland farming to irrigating unsustainably out of the Ogallala Aquifer.

She will read from and talk about her book, in which she tells the story of her personal struggle to reconcile conflicted loyalties between her family and the health of her family's land.Water levels within the Ogallala Aquifer, a wide source of groundwater in western Kansas, have been declining to dangerously low levels for the past few years.

As Aquifer Dwindles, Rural Kan.