Natural Resources, School of


An Overview of Secondary Aquifers in Nebraska

Dana Divine
Steven S. Sibray, University of Nebraska - Lincoln



An aquifer is a body of geologic material that yields water in economically useful quantities. This definition is fairly simple, but describing the structure of aquifers and the ways in which they store and yeild water is much more complicated. Thus, aquifers remain an abstract concept for many people, and all the more so because they are not directly visible. This publication describes seven secondary aquifers in Nebraska so that they will be better understood by the people who already depend on them, and by those who seek to use them in the future.