Lucia Barbato of the Texas Tech University Center for Geospatial Technology explains the various maps of the Texas High Plains region. The Ogallala Aquifer formed millions of years ago, and no longer has an effective recharge capacity. This finite, fossil water resource will one-day run dry.
It’s one of largest freshwater aquifer’s in the world—and it’s running out in places.
The following images were taken in West Texas for a documentary about a partnership between local agriculture producers, scientists, and others to save this agricultural region.