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Farmers Hurt by Dwindling High Plains Aquifer

Michael Wines of The New York Times reports on how the rapidly dwindling supply of water in the High Plains Aquifer has hurt farmers from the High Plains to Texas.

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As Michael Wines of The New York Times reports, the rapidly depleting supply of water in the High Plains Aquifer has hurt farmers from the High Plains to Texas, with large swaths of farmland unable to support irrigation. Some farmers may not feel the real effects of the crisis for years, but "when the groundwater runs out," Wines writes, "it is gone for good."

 

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