Groundwater levels on the rise
January 15, 2010
A study by the University of Nebraska has found that groundwater levels in some aquifers in central and eastern Nebraska
have risen by about a foot over the last decade, with some areas showing increases of as much as five feet. The recovery appears to be due to groundwater recharge by precipitation, marking the recovery from a prolonged and punishing drought that lasted about seven years. The overall look for the state, though, still reflects widespread declines in groundwater levels
: While they aren't used for monitoring levels in deep wells, our flowmeters and level monitors
are useful for tracking water levels in tanks and basins near ground level, as well as pump stations and other facilities.
last revised January 2010