Kansas Geological Survey http://kmuw.org en Second-Largest Ground Water Decline Recorded At High Plains Aquifer http://kmuw.org/post/second-largest-ground-water-decline-recorded-high-plains-aquifer <p>Scientists who plan to measure the water levels in a western Kansas aquifer system this winter say they expect declines similar to those in recent years.</p><p>Kansas Geological Survey researchers last year found the groundwater levels in the High Plains Aquifer had dropped an average of 3.5 feet.</p><p>That's the second-largest single-year decline they had ever recorded, behind only the 4.25-foot drop measured the year prior.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:10:14 +0000 Associated Press 28129 at http://kmuw.org