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Kansas Researcher to Map Aquifer's Depths
10/28/2010
 

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Researchers at the Kansas Geological

Survey have received a grant to map the depths of the Central High

Plains Aquifer.

The KGS says the $381,000 grant from the National Science

Foundation will be used to study the aquifer, which supplies 70

percent of the water in Kansas. Water levels in the aquifer, also

known as the Ogallala, have dropped considerably in some sections

in the past 60 years.

The KGS says the work will help determine how quickly wells may

run dry in some areas. Drilling is expected to begin soon at seven

sites in southwestern Kansas.

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