K-State Discusses The Ogallala Depletion: A Societal Issue
The Ogallala Aquifier lies beneath eight U.S. states and spans across over 170,000 acres. The aquifier serves as an important water resource for Kansas rural and urban areas. Usage is exceeding the recharge of the aquifer, which is leading to its depletion. Presently used for production agriculture, housing and other municipal use, the overuse of this water source could pose a problem for the Kansas economy.