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Kansas Farmers Cut Ogallala Water Use – And Still Make Money

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Groundwater conservation helped the imperiled aquifer and did not hurt the bottom line, farmers find.

Uprooting FDR’s ‘Great Wall of Trees’

Planted after the Dust Bowl. Cut down in the climate change era.

Atomic Crumbs Guide First Global Assessment of Groundwater Age

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Newer groundwater is a small fraction of total reserves Photo…

Groundwater Depletion Stresses Majority of World’s Largest Aquifers

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Scientists do not know how much groundwater is left.

State Water Plans Are Coming Due

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Reporter Brett Walton previews two plans — in Arkansas and Colorado — that will be unveiled this week, in addition to the Kansas plan that is due out next year

Earth’s Major Aquifers Are in Trouble

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Groundwater reserves are falling, but little is known about how much water is left.

Ogallala Groundwater Study Will Set Stage for Colorado Water Conservation Debate

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Farmers want to know the economic and social ramifications of…

U.S. State Water Plans Are Ready for Review

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A year of water planning reaches the halfway point. Three…

Failed Ballot Measure Is Setback for Ogallala Water Conservation in Western Kansas

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A plan to reduce water use by 20 percent was voted down last…

Kansas Water District Votes on Ogallala Conservation Plan

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Using less water for agriculture is an idea spreading across…

Ogallala Water Use Climbs as Drought Intensifies in the Southern Plains

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Rainfall deficit is worse than the 1930s Dust Bowl. Image…

Q & A: Julene Bair, Author of The Ogallala Road

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Fancy machinery and irrigation systems that pull millions of…