Aquifer’s decline spells big changes in Texas panhandle farming, study finds

Texas Climate News: If you pull up a satellite picture of Plainview on Google Maps, the first thing you’re likely to notice is that the Texas Panhandle city of 22,000 is surrounded by hundreds of perfect green circles – telltale evidence of farmers irrigating their crops with high-efficiency center-pivot sprinklers. Someday soon – within a few decades at most – many of those sprinklers will likely be gone, rendered useless by rapidly dropping water levels in the Ogallala Aquifer, according to a new study from the......

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