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Amber Waves of Change: High & Dry (Part 1)

The Arkansas River bridge, just one mile south of Garden City on U.S. 83, sits over a parched riverbed where the river once ran. (Photo by David Guth)

Today, KPR begins a four-part series titled: “Amber Waves of Change,” where we hear about issues affecting the rural Midwest.

Water has always been -- and still is -- the key to survival in western Kansas. Farmers out west are in the midst of an historic drought. University of Kansas Journalism Professor David Guth has been traveling the region and conducting research for an upcoming book about communities facing declining populations. In this report, Guth says there’s agreement on the need to conserve water… but little agreement on how to do it. 


(This report is part one of a four-part series titled, "Amber Waves of Change," about issues affecting the rural Midwest.)
 

Amber Waves of Change: High & Dry

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