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Report: Groundwater Levels Up in 2020

LINCOLN — Groundwater levels rose significantly across most of Nebraska from January 2019 to January 2020, and the state received so much precipitation over that period that a new color was added to the 2019-20 precipitation map included in the recently released 2020 Nebraska Groundwater-Level Monitoring Report.

“We ran out of blues, so we had to go to purple,” said Aaron Young, a geologist with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Natural Resources and lead author of the report.

Over that period, Young said, 159 of 163 weather stations across Nebraska measured more precipitation tha...


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