Date of this Version
Young, A.R., Burbach, M.E., Howard, L.M., Lackey, S.O., Joeckel R.M., 2020, Nebraska Statewide Groundwater-Level Monitoring Report 2020. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Conservation and Survey Division, Nebraska Water Survey Paper 88, 24 pp. (WSP-88)
The term “groundwater” has come to be all but synonymous with Nebraska. Nearly three-quarters of the total volume of the High Plains Aquifer lies beneath the state. Groundwater maintains our streams, our ecosystems, our people, and our vitally important agricultural economy. Nebraska’s total groundwater resource is vast, yet it is also vulnerable to natural and anthropogenic changes, necessitating a long-term commitment to wise management through informed decision-making. Monitoring, studying, and reporting form the essential basis for such management and, ultimately, for meeting the myriad challenges presented by change.