Economic Value of Groundwater in the High Plains Aquifer Region

March 2, 2022
Nathan Hendricks
Gabriel Sampson

K-State agricultural economists Nathan Hendricks and Gabe Sampson report on their new analysis of the value of groundwater in the High Plains Aquifer region...they used land transaction data and cropland rental rate trends to determine the economic importance of those groundwater resources to Kansas agriculture...they also looked at the impact of changes in the aquifer's water level on farmland values in the region.