2011 Drought Drops Ogallala Aquifer Water Levels Under High Plains
Water to drink and water to irrigate in our area comes from the Ogallala Aquifer. It is basically under your feet. And the water level is dangerously low.
It’s perhaps the most significant natural resource in our area. And we are slowly draining it. Mother nature is not helping.
Last year’s record setting drought dropped the aquifer with its largest water level decline in 25 years. The average drop was 2.9 feet.
Technically our area is still in a drought. Without significant rain soon farmers will be forced to tap the Ogallala in an effort to save their crops.