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World Wetlands Day

Thursday, February 2, 2023

You may already know about surface water, such as lakes, ponds, and rivers, but do you know about the water that is located underground? While groundwater may only provide around 30% of water supplied to households, it is an extremely important natural resource that supports many ecosystems such as lowland tallgrass prairies and wet meadows. Sadly, the rapid increase of groundwater irrigation used for agriculture has dropped the water table and resulted in a restriction of natural flooding events by the Platte River. This is why the data the Trust collects is so important! This data can allow the Trust to gain a better understanding of the connection between the surface and groundwater provided by the Platte River and how our management can help conserve and maintain that connection! Follow the link to read more about the importance of groundwater and how we are doing our part at the Trust to help conserve this important natural resource!