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Friday, May 24, 2013

Great Plains farmers worry as gigantic aquifer dwindles

Ashley Yost shows one of several spots he recently drilled to test for a possible new well on his farm in Haskell County, Kan. He continues to pump, but he also allows that the day may come when sustaining what is left of the aquifer is preferable to pumping as much as possible.