The Great Plains area has been suffering through a serious drought for several years, putting a strain on water resources, including the vast Ogallala Aquifer. Every year, teams from the Kansas Geological Survey and other agencies take a survey to measure water levels in central and western Kansas. As Commentator Rex Buchanan tells us, the results from this year's survey are not good.
Commentator Rex Buchanan is the Interim Director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas and a regular contributor to Kansas Public Radio. He's also the co-author of the book "Roadside Kansas."