Kansas Geological Survey water specialists will be measuring water well levels in southern and western Kansas during the first week in January.
The Survey will measure more than 500 wells, while the Division of Water Resources will measure 900 more.
Survey crews are expected in the area around Colby on Jan. 4, St. Francis and Goodland on Jan. 5, Syracuse on Jan. 6, Hugoton on Jan. 7 and Meade on Jan. 8.
Average water levels rose in south-central Kansas because rainfall was far in excess of normal. Declines in water levels in southwestern Kansas resulted from rainfall well below normal.
Results of the January measurements are expected to be released in February.