Briefly: Kansas growers reducing water use to save Ogallala aquifer

High Plains Public Radio reports that a growing number of farmers in northwestern Kansas, alarmed at the ongoing declines in the Ogallala aquifer, are reducing their water use to try and save the massive underground water system. One water district has reduced use by 40%, well above its stated 25% goal. Though the reductions mean smaller harvests, the money saved on electric bills for pumping was four times higher than the money lost on lower production.

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