What is the name given to the main groundwater resource found in Dodge County?
Ogallala or High Plains Aquifer.
The great groundwater resources found in most of Dodge County represent some of the eastern-most portions of the Ogallala Aquifer that spreads across 8 states (South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, & New Mexico). The ability of an aquifer (sand, gravel, other porous sediment layers where water fills the pore spaces) to transmit water throughout its thickness is called transmissivity. The area from Hooper to Fremont has very high transmissivity, upwards of 250,000 gallons per day per foot. Unlike some portions of the Ogallala aquifer in other states, very little change in groundwater levels have occurred in Dodge County since development or initial use (1930s-1950s) of the local aquifer.
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