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'Great American Desert' threatens to swallow eight US states as massive aquifer dries up

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 28, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Greg Beach) last modified Nov 27, 2017

The Ogallala aquifer, one of the world's largest underground bodies of water and upon which many ecosystems and communities in the American West depend, is in rapid decline due to over-exploitation of its resources. Farmers in eight American states (Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming and South Dakota) are putting a particular strain on the aquifer by overdrawing water from beneath the soil which they cultivate in a $35 billion dollar per year industry. If allowed to...





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