Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Kansas GMD Water Level Changes, 1997 - 2013

More numbers.  Following are the water level changes in all 5 GMDs between the years 1997 and 2013.  These changes are based on approximately 1200 monitoring wells measured in January of each year in all five of the Kansas GMDs.  The first row would be the water level change between the January 1996 and the January 1997 measurements. Our (GMD 4) numbers are highlighted.

The central Kansas GMDs  (GMD 2 and GMD 5) are supposed to be managed for long term safe yield, so the totals and the average values posted along the bottom are not as comparable to the remaining three western GMDs as most would expect.

The contrast among the western Kansas GMDs is interesting.  GMD 1 is the smallest and oldest and is by far the most advanced along its decline and saturated thickness trends.  Much of this area is projected to have the least remaining aquifer lifetime.  GMD 3, on the other hand, is the largest district, has the most saturated thickness, the most wells, the most irrigated area, the highest water use, and consequently the largest declines.  GMD 4 is smack dab in the middle of these two extremes.

All this to confirm that the GMD 4 annual average decline rate is the .6 feet per year we've been reporting for a number of years now.  Anyway, just thought I should try to keep the data freaks engaged from time to time.  And I am very sorry about the wavy columns - I've not figured out yet how to set tabs in Blogger!




Year     GMD1   GMD2  GMD3  GMD4  GMD5    5 GMDs
96-97          0.90        -0.15         -0.43         -0.14         0.90           0.22
97-98          0.53         1.56           0.04         -0.33         0.91           0.54
98-99         -0.57         0.52         -1.29          -0.26         0.04          -0.31
99-00         -0.38         0.20         -0.89          0.00         -0.15          -0.24  
00-01         -0.44        -0.98         -2.20         -1.16        -0.44          -1.04
01-02         -0.74        -0.97         -1.75         -0.40        -0.70          -0.91  
02-03         -1.37        -0.93         -3.35         -1.51        -1.48          -1.73  
03-04         -0.89        -0.25         -1.81         -1.14        -0.97          -1.01
04-05          0.24         1.09         -0.42         -0.60          0.10           0.08  
05-06         -0.29         0.00         -1.11         -0.57         -0.11          -0.42              
06-07         -0.73        -2.48         -2.45         -0.29        -1.39          -1.47
07-08         -1.15         2.12         -1.99         -0.89          3.34           0.29  
08-09         -0.29         1.63         -3.03         -0.42          0.58          -0.31
09-10         -0.43        -0.26         -1.39          0.10          0.63          -0.27
10-11         -0.72        -0.70         -3.05         -0.50         -0.44          -1.08
11-12         -1.49        -3.06         -4.26         -0.59         -2.95          -2.47
12-13         -1.54        -1.63         -3.56         -1.39        -1.83          -1.99
Totals        -9.36        -4.29         -32.94      -10.09       -3.96         -12.13
GMD A/A   -0.55        -0.25         -1.94         -0.59        -0.23       

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