This is a water story. There are only six great aquifers in the world and the only great aquifer in North America is the Ogallala – it stretches from South Dakota to the Texas panhandle. Even though it is in better shape than most of the others – we’ve pumped 2/3rd’s of it out in some places and we’ve pumped enough out to fill TWO of Lake Erie. This is important because we get 20% of all our food off the aquifer and 40% of our beef. Thirty percent of irrigated land is over the Ogallala.
It’s important to understand the varying geology of the aquifer in order to regulate it… and it will need to be regulated… especially in Texas …[ … ] Read The Full Story