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Volume 27 Issue 6 (June 2017)

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The High Plains Aquifer: Can We Make It Last?

Susan Stover, Rex Buchanan

Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas, 1930 Constant Ave., Lawrence, Kansas 66047, USA

Nearly a third of the United States’ irrigated crops depend on one massive but dwindling water source: the High Plains aquifer. Declining water levels in the High Plains aquifer and responses to those declines are resource challenges that necessitate input from geoscientists.

Manuscript received 31 Aug. 2016; Revised manuscript received 18 Oct. 2016; Manuscript accepted 20 Nov. 2016; Posted online 24 Feb. 2017