Interactive map of the High Plains Aquifer in Kansas

Screenshot of the KGS High Plains Aquifer Interactive Atlas

The Kansas Geological Survey's High Plains Aquifer Interactive Atlas provides a large amount of information on the High Plains Aquifer underneath western and central Kansas, which provides 70-80% of the water used in Kansas. Features of this interactive map include:

  • Annual water level measurements for hundreds of wells across the state, with records for many wells going back to the 1960s
  • Continuous water level data (reported every two hours) for three index wells distributed across western Kansas
  • Extent of the saturated portion of the High Plains Aquifer beneath Kansas
  • Areas of very low saturated thickness

Data for all wells can be downloaded for further use and analysis.

Click here to access the KGS High Plains Aquifer Interactive Atlas.

Source: Kansas Geological Survey