Playas are round, shallow depressions found at the lowest point of a watershed and provide important benefits.
Playas have an unpredictable and rapidly changing wet-dry cycle, which is essential to how they work.
Playas are a primary source of groundwater recharge, contributing up to 95 percent of water flowing to the aquifer.
Playas can be an important part of a sustainable approach to securing water for communities in the western Great Plains.
Estimate how much water recharges through playas and learn about patterns of wetness for playas in different seasons.
Playa restoration reverses past modifications to playas by removing sediment, filling pits, and planting buffers.
There are management activities to help maintain and improve the playa.
The Playa Land Use Calculator helps producers make decisions about how to manage their playas.