Book ID: CBB938025675

Ogallala: Water for a Dry Land (2018)

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Opie, John (Author)
Miller, Char (Author)
Archer, Kenna Lang (Author)


University of Nebraska Press


Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: 438
Language: English

2019 Choice Outstanding Academic Title The Ogallala aquifer, a vast underground water reserve extending from South Dakota through Texas, is the product of eons of accumulated glacial melts, ancient Rocky Mountain snowmelts, and rainfall, all percolating slowly through gravel beds hundreds of feet thick.Ogallala: Water for a Dry Land is an environmental history and historical geography that tells the story of human defiance and human commitment within the Ogallala region. It describes the Great Plains’ natural resources, the history of settlement and dryland farming, and the remarkable irrigation technologies that have industrialized farming in the region. This newly updated third edition discusses three main issues: long-term drought and its implications, the efforts of several key groundwater management districts to regulate the aquifer, and T. Boone Pickens’s failed effort to capture water from the aquifer to supply major Texas urban areas. This edition also describes the fierce independence of Texas ranchers and farmers who reject any governmental or bureaucratic intervention in their use of water, and it updates information about the impact of climate change on the aquifer and agriculture.   Read Char Miller's article on theconversation.com to learn more about the Ogallala Aquifer.

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Authors & Contributors
Miller, Char
Sherow, James E.
Teja, Jesús F. De La
Matthews-Lamb, Sandra K.
Pisani, Donald J.
McCool, Daniel
Journals
Acque Sotterranee
Past and Present
Environmental History
Publishers
University Press of Colorado
University of Arizona Press
Springer-Verlag
University of Pittsburgh Press
University of Nebraska Press
Texas A&M University Press
Concepts
Water resource management
Water supply
Water
Drainage; irrigation
Agriculture
Natural resource management
People
Powell, John Wesley
Cotton, Arthur, Sir
Places
United States
Colorado (U.S.)
Italy
Spain
Great Britain
India
Times
19th century
20th century
21st century
20th century, early
Early modern
18th century
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