The Ogallala Aquifer

National Science Foundation
Published on Jul 12, 2013

Farmers in Kansas and other states that sit atop the Ogallala aquifer — the largest freshwater aquifer in North America — are pumping out water for crop irrigation far faster than natural seepage of rainwater can replenish it. Scientist David Hyndman from Michigan State University is helping develop a plan to better manage this vital resource for sustainable farming.

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