Draining the Ogallala Aquifer

Industrial farms are pumping the Ogallala aquifer at an alarming rate. If conservation efforts aren’t put in place, dire consequences could occur similar to the conditions of the Dust Bowl.

Scientists agree that regions in the West are heating up and drying out. “Dam Nation” by Stephen Grace presents a crash-course on the complex history of water in the West and explains how future water shortages will expose the startling fragility of civilization.
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