Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Friday, 09 October 2015
Login |  Register 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Low  51°
High 71°
Low  54°
High 84°
Low  59°
High 88°
Low  47°
High 76°
Low  50°
High 82°
Low  52°
High 85°
Low  52°
High 81°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 56°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Western Kansas Adjusts To Shrinking Aquifer

For more than seven decades, farmers and other industries have depended on the Ogallala Aquifer to provide the lifeblood of the western Kansas economy.

There has been concern that irrigation and other uses have depleted the aquifer faster than it can be recharged. It's been declining each year since irrigation began in the 1940s and 1950s.

 Kansas Water Office Director Tracy Streeter says some areas in western Kansas already can no longer use the aquifer.

Garden City farmer Rodger Funk says he attended meetings decades ago where state officials were already discussing the water problems, but few people believed them. Now, he and his son have switched to dryland farming, and he wonders what the region will look like in 50 years.

© AP
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.

Eikenberry Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter
Chuckwagon Chow-Down to help raise funds for Levi Foreman
Friday's Scores
LHS Hosts Homecoming Friday
Kansas To Outsource Vehicle Dealer Title Work
“Jackalopes, Hodags, and Other Larger than Life Myths from the American Road”
Enrollment Continues to Increase at USD 480 Schools
Buffaloes Burst Past Redskins
Friday's Games
Middle School Results
Click Here For All Stories

Friday's Games
Redskins Blank Hays for Fifth Straight Win
Middle School Results
Sebastian Morales is Winner of Billy's 10 Best Scholarship  
Israel Arroyo is Mead Lumber Athlete of the Week  
Hutch Rallies for Win in Raucous Green House
“Jackalopes, Hodags, and Other Larger than Life Myths from the American Road”
Baker Arts Presents Joseph Hall's Elvis Tribute
Eliel's Heady Play Lifts Redskins Over Buffaloes
LHS Girls Finish in Middle of WAC Standings
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2015 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group