Northern High Plains Aquifer Water Availability Tool Released from USGS

A new U.S. Geological Survey publication and model can be applied to better understand flow, quantity, sources, and sinks of groundwater in the Northern High Plains Aquifer covering nearly 100,000 square miles across Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming.

“An assessment like this has not been done since the USGS High Plains Regional Aquifer-System Analysis study completed in the 1980s, so this effort represents a substantial update of the technology and science beyond what was available during that time,” said USGS scientist Steve Peterson, lead author of the study. “Plus there were considerable more data available to use for the analysis, and the system has changed and undergone more development since that time.” Click here to learn more.

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