Life Expectancy of The Ogallala

Published on Sep 3, 2013
An in-depth look at a new study out of K-State, which quantified the past, present and future use of water from the Ogallala Aquifer in western Kansas…K-State professor of civil engineering Dave Steward led a multi-disciplinary team of scientists in projecting the drawdown of the aquifer over the next several decades, and at what point agricultural production based on the aquifer will decline…this study also illustrates how the life of the aquifer can be dramatically extended through increasingly efficient usage and policies.

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