Plan to truck Missouri River water to southwest Kansas draws criticism

The long arms of pivot irrigation rigs deliver water from the Ogallala Aquifer to circular fields of corn in northwestern Kansas.


A political stunt. It’s what one politician says of the plans of a southwestern Kansas Groundwater Management District to truck thousands of gallons of water from the Missouri River nearly 400 miles to nearly the Colorado border.

While the state of Kansas signed off on the project designed to bring more water to Wichita County and perhaps alleviate the pressure on the Ogallala Aquifer, it also has its critics reported High Plains Public Radio.

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