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Despite Recent Rains, Water Problems Persist in Western Kansas

Rex Buchanan, measuring water wells in western Kansas. (Photo by Kansas Geological Survey)

There's that old saying: everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it. A similar phrase could be used when talking about water usage in western Kansas. But now, some folks ARE doing something about it. As Commentator Rex Buchanan tells us, a small but growing effort is underway to cut back on irrigation and preserve the Ogallala (OH-guh-LA-la) Aquifer.  

Commentator Rex Buchanan is the interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey and has helped measure water wells in western Kansas for more than 15 years.

Solving Water Woes Out West Will Take Effort by Irrigators

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