PacSci-Doku: "Underground Water" Answer

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Vice President for Strategic Programs

The question in this edition is:

What water source is critical to our future prosperity?

The answer: Aquifers

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Deep underground across vast parts of the central United Stated are large reservoirs of water, call aquifers. The Ogallala Aquifer extends 225,000 square miles beneath Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and New Mexico. The Ogallala is part of the High Plains Aquifer which stretches north to Wyoming and South Dakota. These water sources require hundreds of years to collect water and now many sections are being dangerously depleted as they are increasingly tapped to irrigate crops. This is especially serious in places like Texas, where drought conditions have persisted for multiple years. Learn more about the challenges facing the future of aquifers.

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