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Core Drilling the Ogallala Aquifer to Find Answers

The Ogallala -- or High Plains -- Aquifer is one of the largest aquifers in the world, supplying about 30 percent of all the ground water drawn in the United States. It supports an istimate 12.7 million acres of irrigated land in eight states, including Kansas. But some parts of the aquifer are running out of water. Harvest Public Media's Eric Durban brings us this audio postcard from a drilling site in southwest Kansas where researchers are seeking a better understanding of how the aquifer works.

For more information on the High Plains Aquifer -- and for more agricultural news -- log on to You'll find features, photos and podcasts online, at Harvest Public Media - DOT - org.

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