Ogallala Aquifer Conservation II

Sep 30, 2013

Credit oklahomafarmreport.com

A significant report published by the National Academy of Sciences stresses the need to conserve groundwater. This episode focuses on two ways that is happening: 1) the USDA promotes Ogallala Aquifer conservation with NRCS money for cost-share projects, and 2) the state of Kansas changes water-rights laws to foster a culture of conservation rather than consumption.

This episode of Playa Country is the first in a five-part series on the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative, a program of the US Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Agency. It first aired on High Plains Public Radio on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.