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Rooted in the Land, One Kansas Rancher Manages the Ecosystem as a Whole

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Sunlight, soil, water, ruminants – it is all a big cycle at…
Cotton irrigation dryland farming Ogallala Aquifer Texas

Report: Society’s Water Safety Net Is Fraying

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A National Research Council report argues that groundwater use…

Kansas and Army Corps Revive Study to Ship Water from Missouri River to Ogallala Aquifer

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In addition to reducing demand from its key aquifer, Kansas wants to study the cost of importing water to the High Plains. But will this cause conflict with neighboring states that also use the river?

Sipping from the Fountain of Prairie Life

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Reporter Brett Walton recently visited the plains states of Kansas…

Study: Cutting Ogallala Water Use Now Will Benefit Kansas Later

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Not all is gloom and doom for the famed underground water resource…

Satellite Data Shows U.S. Water 'Hotspots'

Scientists who use the GRACE satellite say they need more resources…

U.S. Groundwater Losses Between 1900-2008: Enough To Fill Lake Erie Twice

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Groundwater depletion in the United States has accelerated over the last decade, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, contributing to both localized problems and global issues, like sea level rise.
Kansas Geological Survey, infographic, ogallala aquifer, drought

With Locals at the Helm, Kansas Charts New Course for Groundwater Management

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As they have been doing for decades, political leaders and water managers in Kansas are upending Western water law traditions that originated before the state was even part of the Union.
Cotton irrigation dryland farming Ogallala Aquifer Texas

Texas High Plains Prepare for Agriculture Without Irrigation

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Southern farmers are making changes now to wean themselves from the Ogallala Aquifer, a water source that gave rise to industrial agriculture and modern life on its plains.
Cotton irrigation dryland farming Ogallala Aquifer Texas

Ken Burns’s The Dust Bowl Revives an American Tragedy

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Drought, farm follies, and pain on the Great Plains. Photo…
Cotton irrigation dryland farming Ogallala Aquifer Texas

The Stream, October 29: Hurricane Sandy Batters East Coast

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Forecasters are predicting a "devastating landfall" for Hurricane…
Cotton irrigation dryland farming Ogallala Aquifer Texas

Agriculture in Transition in the West Texas Plains

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As in much of the Great Plains, farmers here are adapting to…