Salina, KS

Now: 80 °

Currently: Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 103 ° | Lo: 73 °

Kansas Survey to Study Dropping Groundwater Levels

KSAL StaffDecember 30, 2014

Researchers are planning to measure ground water in western Kansas to check for dropping water levels.

The Kansas Geological Survey based at the University of Kansas will work with the Department of Agriculture in early January to track a drop in aquifer levels over the past 60 years.

A statement from the university says annual data has shown decreases in groundwater levels in the High Plains aquifer. Research cited sparse rains and a rise in irrigation usage.

The underground aquifer is the main water source for irrigation, cities and industries in western and central Kansas.

Survey water-data manager Brownie Wilson says most of western Kansas had moderate to severe drought this month. Counties on the Oklahoma border had extreme drought.

Copyright © Meridian Media, 2021. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Meridian Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :



STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Kansan Catches World Reco...
June 24, 2021Comments
Over $3.5 Million Investe...
June 24, 2021Comments
Former Med Center Employe...
June 24, 2021Comments
Hit and Run Rollover
June 23, 2021Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets