Ogallala aquifer

K A T H R Y N C L A R K Ogallala Aquifer Depletion, 2014. Four 4" x 6" indigo dyed linen textiles with embroidery and ink.

'Ogallala Aquifer Depletion' by by American fiber artist Kathryn Clark. Four 4 x 6 inch indigo dyed linen textiles with embroidery and ink.

The Ogallala Aquifer (shaded area) is in a state of overdraft owing to the current rate of water use. If withdrawals continue unabated, the aquifer could be depleted in only a few decades.

Ogallala Aquifer - depth, important, system, source

The Ogallala Aquifer: Saving a Vital U.S. Water Source - Scientific American

The massive underground water source feeds the middle third of the country but is disappearing fast. Can it be conserved?

Saving the Great Plains water supply:  Significant portions of the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest bodies of water in the United States, are at risk of drying up if it continues to be drained at its current rate.

Saving the Great Plains water supply: Significant portions of the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest bodies of water in the United States, are at risk of drying up if it continues to be drained at its current rate.

who would have thought irrigation could be artistic?

Center-pivot sprinklers are among the irrigation methods used in the High Plains. Large quantities of groundwater pumped from the Ogallala Aquifer allows these semiarid western lands to yield abundant harvests.

Ogallala Aquifer - is a vast underground water table. It is one of the worlds largest.  As you can see, Nebraska is almost completely over it.  How did it get it's name? In 1898 N.H. Darton named it after Ogallala, Nebraska.

Ogallala Aquifer - is a vast underground water table. It is one of the worlds largest. As you can see, Nebraska is almost completely over it. In 1898 N. Darton named it after Ogallala, Nebraska.

The Ogallala aquifer, a critical water source for US farmers, could dry up within the next 50 years. Limited water supplies from the Ogallala aquifer will begin to have a significant impact on food production over the next few decades.

Ogallala aquifer: Could critical water source run dry?

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