Depletion of Ogallala Aquifer
by stephanie burkett
The Ogallala Aquifer is an underground bed of water that farmers use . Farmers use the water for growing crops and raising cattle because of droughts and not enough rain. The farmers drill down, pump water and irrigate their crops.
Saving the Aquifer
There are many ways to save the aquifer. Using crops rotation and drought resistant crops will help not use as much water. Farmers in western Kansas agreed to conserve water by reducing their usage by 20 percent