Geography of the Ogallala Aquifer in Texas
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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