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.

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