Ogallala Aquifer Depletion Affects Midwest Farmers

The recent drought along with aquifer depletion and groundwater contamination is causing farmers in the Midwest to be concerned about the availability of irrigation water for their crops.



aquifer related words
 The Ogallala and other aquifers around the globe are threatened by overuse and insufficient recharging.
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Ogallala aquifer
 This map shows irrigated areas in blue; the darker the color, the heavier the irrigation.
Photo Courtesy of the Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota, and Esri
world aquifer conditions
The colors in the aquifers show the health of the body of water. The closer to red, the worse the condition of the aquifer.
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