Salina, KS

Now: 75 °

Currently: Fair

Hi: 72 ° | Lo: 60 °

Ogallala Aquifer To Be Discussed

KSAL StaffSeptember 12, 2014

Ideas for sustaining the Ogallala Aquifer will be discussed this weekend at the Kansas State Fair.

A Kansas State University group called the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy is organizing round-table discussions Sunday afternoon at the fairgrounds.

The Ogallala is an underground source of water locked inside gravel and sand hundreds of feet below the surface. It stretches across several states, from Nebraska to Texas, including about 30,500 square miles in western and central Kansas.

But water is being pumped out of it to irrigate crops faster than it can be replenished. The goal of the nonpartisan Kansas State group leading the discussion is to understand the issues and options.

___

Online:

https://icdd.engg.ksu.edu

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

CATEGORIES :

RELATED POSTS

“The Vietnam War” to Be Discussed...

October 15, 2017 9:00 am

Kansas Lost $1.1B in Aquifer Value

July 24, 2016 5:50 pm



STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Salina Tech Seeking New T...
May 15, 2021Comments
4 New COVID Cases, No New...
May 14, 2021Comments
Neb. Woman Injured In Sal...
May 14, 2021Comments
Funding Secured For Runwa...
May 14, 2021Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets