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Draining the Ogallala
Tue Aug 27, 2013 01:23 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A new study on future depletion of the Ogallala issued some dire predictions for the heavily-tapped aquifer, which supplies one-third of the nation's irrigated groundwater.

The Kansas State University study announced that in Kansas, 30% of the aquifer (referred to in the study as the High Plains aquifer), has been depleted already. At current rates, researchers predicted that an additional 39% would be depleted by 2060 -- for a total loss of 69% of the aquifer in just 50 years.

The study was released just as DTN's series on "Stretching the ...

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