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The Ogallala Aquifer, Sustaining Life

Groundwater for America’s breadbasket is disappearing.

Classic Kansas field of waving wheat (By Carol M. Highsmith — Wikimedia Commons) (Modified by Archean Web))

Hidden beneath the high plains of America’s mid-continent is the Ogallala aquifer. It stretches from South Dakota to West Texas and provides water to parts of eight separate states. One-sixth of the world’s grain production, and America’s breadbasket, depend on groundwater from the Ogallala aquifer. However…




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