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The Ogallala Aquifer is a shallow water table aquifer surrounde...

wikipedia - 08 Nov 2016
The Ogallala Aquifer is a shallow water table aquifer surrounded by sand, silt, clay and gravel located beneath the Great Plains in the United States. One of the world's largest aquifers, it underlies an area of approximately 174,000 sq mi (450,000 km2) in portions of eight states (South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas). It was named in 1898 by geologist N. H. Darton from its type locality near the town of Ogallala, Nebraska. The aquifer is
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Too many straws in the Ogallala drink

The Denver Post - 10 Aug 2018
They know that if they do not conserve, the Ogallala Aquifer, the source of their prosperity, will go dry. The Ogallala, also known as the High Plains Aquifer, is one of the largest underground freshwater sources in the world. It underlies an estimated ...
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Aquifers focus of Milam-Burleson water summit

Temple Daily Telegram - 15 Aug 2018
Some of the state's aquifers were formed thanks to the Rocky Mountains. Erosion from the Rockies, Mace said, created the Ogallala Aquifer that is beneath the Panhandle and portions of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and South ...
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Rural America Faces A Crisis In 'Adequate Housing'

OPB News - 11 Aug 2018
Along the country roads that fan out from Ogallala, Neb., there are abandoned, weathered old farmhouses and collapsed barns, remnants of the hardscrabble settlers who first tapped the Ogallala aquifer and turned the dry, high plains into lush wheat and ...
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When rain is just as dangerous as drought

Popular Science - 16 Aug 2018
And similar problems plague southwestern states like Nevada, which rely on the ever-diminished Colorado river for water, and large swaths of the Great Plains like West Texas, which sprung to life only with the aid of the rapidly-diminishing Ogallala ...
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Start growing more food before it's too late - 21 Jul 2018
All three of America's largest aquifers are being depleted beyond possible replenishing. The Ogallala Aquifer which runs under our entire central bread basket — from North Dakota to Texas — dropped another foot last year alone. It has lost 60 percent ...
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A peaceful drive amid rolling Sandhills

The Torrington Telegram - 15 Aug 2018
The dunes sit atop the Ogallala Aquifer, resulting in thousands of little lakes and ponds in lower-lying areas. This unique combination of environmental factors makes the Sandhills region the largest, most intricate wetland ecosystem in the United ...
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Bryan residents say aquifer proposal is all wet

Toledo Blade - 12 Aug 2018
He argues 8 to 15 inches of the region's 34 inches of annual rainfall makes it back into the aquifer each year. “The aquifer is recharged constantly by rainfall,” he said. That's not always true, though. The nation's largest aquifer, the Ogallala ...
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Agriculture Impacts Weather: The Case for Connected Ecosystems

CropLife - 14 Aug 2018
Zooming into any of these areas, you quickly discover that the vast majority of these green pixels are irrigated fields, drawing water up out of the ground from the Ogallala Aquifer, moistening the soil and the lower atmosphere via evapotranspiration ...
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Our Turn At This Earth: Nature Won Them Over

HPPR - 09 Aug 2018
They are why when I went home to Kansas and farmed with my father, I couldn't watch the finite waters of the Ogallala aquifer gush from our irrigation pipes without imagining my own blood pouring onto the ground. Whenever the odors of herbicides and ...
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Bartlett Exits Cattle Feeding; Green Plains Expands to 355000 Head

Drovers Magazine - 01 Aug 2018
Included in the purchase is approximately 2,100 acres of land with additional grain storage and access to the Ogallala Aquifer. The working capital in the acquisition includes cattle, grain and other inventories totaling approximately $109 million ...
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Depletion of Ogallala Aquifer affecting region's migratory birds - 03 Jul 2018
From 2013-2015, the Ogallala Aquifer showed a decline of 10.7 million acre-feet, according to the United States Geological Survey, which is affecting the region's migratory birds. The initiation of significant groundwater irrigation in the 1950s has ...
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Stakeholders gather for first Ogallala Aquifer Summit

High Plains Journal - 23 Apr 2018
The large meeting room in Garden City, Kansas, was filled almost to capacity. The people were gathered to represent various interests across eight states. And despite their differences they had one common goal in mind—the future of the Ogallala ...

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