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.