On the Texas High Plains, the Ogallala Aquifer supports one of the most agriculturally productive regions in the world.
Although the area is characterized as a semi-arid environment, water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer is used to sustain large-scale irrigated agriculture,
livestock production and rural communities. Thus the landscape and rural economy of West Texas are both are strongly dependent upon the Ogallala Aquifer as a major groundwater resource.
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