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Will KS Build an Aqueduct to Send Water Out West?

Pont-du-Gard-Flickr Dimitris-KilymisThe Pont du Gard (English: bridge of the Gard) is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River in Vers-Pont-du-Gard near Remoulins, in the Gard département of southern France. (Flickr Photo via Dimitris Kilymis)Kansas had a relatively wet spring and a mild summer. But conditions out west are still dry. The western third of the state remains in a drought. Now, state water officials want to study the possibility of building an aqueduct -- possibly several hundred miles long -- from eastern to western Kansas. Some might think this is a wacky idea, but Commentator Rex Buchanan says simply studying the idea may not be.


rbuchananaCommentator Rex Buchanan is the interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas.

Production assistance for this commentary was provided by KPR news intern Sixuan Wu, a KU senior from China, majoring in journalism.



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