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An Expert Explains the Maps of the Ogallala Aquifer of the Texas High Plains

An Expert Explains the Maps of the Ogallala Aquifer of the Texas High Plains

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.

Water Scarcity on the Texas High Plains: The Ogallala Aquifer (video)

Water Scarcity on the Texas High Plains: The Ogallala Aquifer (video)

It’s one of largest freshwater aquifer’s in the world—and it’s running out in places.

The Texas High Plains

The Texas High Plains

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.