Communities in several parts of the state have been asked to conserve water during the drought affecting much of the Midwest. Now, the Kansas Geological Survey has created an online map that shows not only where the state has water reserves, but the areas that might be at risk of shortages in the future. Jim Butler is with the survey, and says the outlook isn't encouraging:
Butler said the Kansas High Plains Aquifer Atlas shows that water levels in some parts of the state will be severely reduced in YEARS, rather than in DECADES. The atlas can be seen online at kgs.ku.edu.