Ogallala Aquifer down from 240ft to 80ft; farm acreage dependent on Ogallala yields 20% of US grain

May 9, 2015

 

"The Ogallala Aquifer, perhaps the most important body of water in the United States and believed to be the largest body of fresh water in the world. The farm acreage dependent on the Ogallala yields about 20 percent of US grain production. However, in a brief half-century we have drawn the Ogallala down from an average depth of 240 feet to about 80 feet.”

 

Brian Moench, “Apocalypse of the ‘Happy Meal’: Worshipping the Golden Calf,” Truthout, August 20, 2014, accessed August 21, 2014, http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25562-apocalypse-of-the-happy-meal-wo....

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