LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Researchers at the Kansas Geological
Survey have received a grant to map the depths of the Central High
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.