An Eagle article on the recent rains points to the bonanza for municipalities such as Wichita that depend for a share of their water on the Equus Beds, where water levels have risen 5 feet since January. That translates to 21 billion gallons of water, or about a year’s supply, according to Wichita water director David Warren.
But WE Blogger Jerry Winkelman thinks that the article "gives the false impression that all aquifers in Kansas are being recharged. Rains, even those we have had this summer, do not recharge or raise the level of the Ogallala Aquifer, which underlies most of western Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas."
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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