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Agricultural Pumping Endangers Great Plains Streams and Rivers

Experts on water and agriculture say about 350 miles of stream disappeared in Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska since the late1950s.

Streams and rivers in Kansas and throughout the central Great Plains are vanishing as farmers continue to pump groundwater to irrigate their crops. Harvest Public Media’s Luke Runyon has more on a new study.


Harvest Public Media is a reporting collaboration focused on agricultural and rural issues throughout the Midwest.
 

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