Our team’s outreach aims to support the exchange of knowledge and integrate the grounded expertise of primary water users and decision makers: farmers, groundwater management district leaders, and others working in this space, such as technology developers and service providers.


Resource Guides

With our team’s resource guides, we aim to synthesize and share information drawn from across the Ogallala region to shed insight on topics of interest. Please visit the “topic” pages at the menu above to view and download these guides.

Magazines & Special Issue Journals

Learn more about our team’s activities in these state water center publications and special issue journals focused on the Ogallala aquifer region.


  • Daran Rudnick (UNL) discusses research activities including the Testing Ag Performance Solutions program (taps​.unl​.edu) at the West Central Research and Extension Center’s Field Day August 24, 2017.
  • Xiaomao Lin (KSU) discusses long-​term temperature trends with producers and researchers at Forum focused on drought mitigation and preparedness in Clovis, NM in April, 2017. Scroll through one of the Forum’s presentations, given by OWCAP collaborator Chuck West (TTU): “Linking Climate to Groundwater Conservation: How do we deal with declining water supplies in an agriculturally productive region?”
  • CSU’s PhD student Agustín Nuñez and Technician Angie Moore collect deep soil cores from a field near Burlington, CO, that transitioned from irrigated to dryland management about 10 years ago. Nuñez seeks additional farmers in eastern Colorado, Nebraska, and western Kansas with formerly irrigated fields currently in dryland crops/​CREP/​Pasture willing to have their fields sampled. Click here for more information.
  • Collaborators from the Ogallala Water CAP and the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation visiting fields near Lubbock.

  • March, 2017 meeting (Amarillo, TX) Ogallala Water CAP hydrologists, agricultural economists and irrigation engineers from CO, KS, TX and CA pushing forward on their integrated modeling work.

Please check back as we add more outreach-​related info.