Kansas Farmer advocates preserving the Ogallala Aquifer

A Kansas farmer is advocating to preserve the Ogallala Aquifer.

Wells have dried up in the western portion of the state. He believes it is way more important to have water to drink in his home and enough water for his livestock than to drain this aquifer for irrigation.

The Kansas Water Authority has recommended the state move away from its long-standing policy to drain the aquifer for irrigation use.
Some farmers say that this is doable because today’s technology is allowing them to be better equipped for dry land.