The High Plains Aquifer provides 30 percent of the water used in the nation’s irrigated agriculture. The aquifer runs under South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. 516 more words
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GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KSNW) – Southwest Kansas farmers met with Gov. Sam Brownback Tuesday as part of water technology field day.
The goal was to discuss methods and technology to help preserve water in the Ogallala Aquifer without hurting the farming industry. 172 more words
From Colorado State University (Jason Kosovski):
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Main source of agricultural and public water
For more than 80 years, the Ogallala Aquifer, the largest freshwater aquifer in the world, has been the main source of agricultural and public water for eastern Colorado and parts of seven other states in the Great Plains.
At least two-thirds of the global population, over 4 billion people, live with severe water scarcity for at least one month every year, according to a major new analysis. 398 more words
Here’s the release from the US Department of Agriculture (Justin Fritscher):
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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA will invest about $8 million in the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative in Fiscal Year 2016 to help farmers and ranchers conserve billions of gallons of water annually while strengthening agricultural operations.