The Ogallala Aquifer has not seen significant decline due to drought, according to one university

Levels in one of the world’s largest aquifers are varying across the high plains.

The region has been experiencing dry conditions for several years and they are not looking much better today. According to the latest Drought Monitor, the majority of the high plains is covered in some level of drought with some farmers even facing the worst of exceptional conditions.

That ongoing drought has reduced groundwater levels, but the University of Nebraska says that levels in the Ogallala Aquifer have not seen significant declines this year.
The University conducted a survey of nearly 5,000 wells with 96 percent of weather reporting stations in the state having below-average precipitation and all variations are normal.

However, farmers in Kansas say that their portions of the aquifer are running dry and the industry is scrambling to develop a water management plan.