Guest Commentary

April 22, 2014 3:58 PM

Overuse is draining the Ogallala Aquifer

“A recent Kansas State University study informs us that the Ogallala Aquifer is down 30 percent from original levels and that if pumping continues at current rates, 70 percent of the water will be gone in 50 years,” writes Julene Bair, the author of “The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning.” She is speaking Thursday night at Unity Temple on the Plaza.

Related content