January 1997 Kansas Water Levels and Data Related to Water-level Changes
John J. Woods, Jeffrey A. Schloss, and P. Allen MacfarlaneTechnical Series 11
90 pages, 8 tables, 12 figures
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Regional breakdowns of the data indicate an increase in the areas that experienced rising water levels in the western regions I and II. Region III showed more areas with water-level declines in the western part of the region and mroe areas with water level rises in the eastern part of the region. In region V, the water table is relatively shallow. In most of the western counties of this region, rising water levels correlate with increases in annual precipitation during 1996. In contrast, water-level declines are more prevalent in the eastern counties and correlate with decreases in annual precipitation during 1996. Small areas of sharp decline seem to indicate localized areas of increased irrigation pumpage. In the remainder of the state, (regions IV, VI, VII, and VIII), the water-level data are too sparse to lend themselves to regional analysis.