Kansas Farmers Commit to Taking Less Water From the Ground

Outlet: NPR

October 21, 2013

If you’ve flown across Nebraska, Kansas or western Texas on a clear day, you’ve seen them: geometrically arranged circles of green and brown on the landscape, typically half a mile in diameter. They’re the result of pivot irrigation, in which long pipes-on-wheels rotate slowly around a central point, spreading water across cornfields. Yet most of those fields are doomed. The water that nourishes them eventually will run low.