Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District

Agriculture
8:00 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Could An Aqueduct from the Missouri River Help Preserve the Ogallala Aquifer and SW Kansas Life?

The Kansas Aqueduct route, proposed in the 1982 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study, would have drawn water from the Missouri River and pumped it 600 kilometers (375 miles) uphill to the western plains. Neither reservoir shown on the map exists; both were part of the aqueduct project.
Credit Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District

State officials and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are re-evaluating a seminal 1982 federal water supply study that proposed transporting billions of gallons annually from the Missouri River to farms 375 miles away stated a recent article in Circle of Blue.  

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