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Agricultural History (2024) 98 (1): 125–127.
Published: 01 February 2024
... for breaking thirty-eight square miles of prairie and for drilling some of the first wells into the Ogallala Aquifer. Later, debts in the operation led the family to sell off land to the region's first hog farms, introducing new, huge demands for water. Reckoning with personal and familial complicity...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (4): 629–663.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Energy Prices, Tenure Arrangements and Irrigation Technologies on a Typical Texas High Plains Farm Firm” (PhD diss., Texas A&M University, 1980); Charles Cameron Short, “Groundwater Mining in the Ogallala Aquifer in Relation to Rising Energy Prices and Agricultural Production” (PhD diss., Iowa State...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (4): 630–632.
Published: 01 October 2018
... traditional cotton production and more recent dairy herds have depended upon the Nazas and Aquanaval rivers as well as the aquifer below. While histories of government land redistribution dominate the literature, this book reminds us that water is also important as a legally enshrined and agriculturally...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (1-2): 271–274.
Published: 01 May 2022
... aquifers when they are available. But drawing aquifers down has brought a new set of problems. One is subsidence. As groundwater is taken, land on the surface slumps away, causing problems with the built environment, including existing aqueducts. The other problem is salinization. As aquifers are depleted...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 January 2009
... on California, theColorado River basins, and even 115 AgriculturHalistory Winter drought in the southeast. The largest body of groundwater by far inNorth America, theOgallala Aquifer underlies 177,000 square miles of theGreat Plains, ranging from South Dakota to Texas. It still contains over two bil lion acre...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (3): 440–441.
Published: 01 July 2007
..., quite literally, from the ground up. Scarce rainfallmade the arid climates of the High Plains the great American desert. There was a resource underfoot, primarily the great Ogallala aquifer, but how to bring itswater to the sur face? Conventional gravity and ditch irrigation systems could not uncork...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (1): 124–125.
Published: 01 January 2008
... benefited from the implementation of irrigation throughout the area, a development made possible by the combined resources of the Ogallala Aquifer and theHugoton natural gas field. These developments, which have proceeded at a rapid pace since the 1950s, have resulted in the production of huge acreages...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (3): 438–440.
Published: 01 July 2007
... the great Ogallala aquifer, but how to bring itswater to the sur face? Conventional gravity and ditch irrigation systems could not uncork the groundwater below. Windmills were efficient forwatering cattle, but not large crops. In the great entrepreneurial spirit ofAmerica, the invention of amethod...
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Agricultural History (2002) 76 (2): 434–447.
Published: 01 April 2002
... the Snake River Plain aquifer. The Snake runs through southern Idaho's Snake River Plain, a wide stretch of land consisting of high desert and prairie landscapes spanning the width of Idaho. Oregon borders it on the west and Yellowstone National Park, on the east.12 The plain covers more than twelve million...
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Agricultural History (2002) 76 (2): 364–380.
Published: 01 April 2002
... in the Texas Gulf Coast Aquifer Systems (Austin: U.S. Geological Survey, 1988 ), 1 Mason, Groundwater Resources of Refugio County, Texas, 28 11 Resources Conservation and Development Association, conversation with author, 17 May 2001 12 Frank Wright et.al., "Handbook for the Town of Bayside...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (2): 228–257.
Published: 01 April 2007
... Schwartz , Unlimited Guarantees , 33 . 40 Abraham Mercado , "The Coastal Aquifer in Israel: Some Quality Aspects of Groundwater Management," Water Quality Management Under Conditions of Scarcity, Israel as a Case Study , 99 . 41 Israel State Comptroller , Report...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (4): 644–645.
Published: 01 November 2022
.... A solution appeared with the organization of “groundwater subdistricts,” where farmers charged themselves for overuse of the aquifer, and planned more wisely for the rotation of crops for market. These included the expansion of irrigation canals in the late nineteenth century (little is made...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (2): 257–258.
Published: 01 April 2004
... for different visions. The geography of Nebraska, the setting of the study, offers unique contrasts, from the cornbelt farming region to the east, to the vast west-central sand? hills, with their porous soils. The enormous Ogallala aquifer provides plentiful irrigation water in western Nebraska...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (2): 378–379.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and riparian rights, claims established by owning the land through which water flowed. Book Reviews 379 The book points out how these two surface rights intersected, in both hydrological and in legal terms, with overlying rights to groundwater from subterranean aquifers. Finally, to add to the complexity...
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Agricultural History (2005) 79 (1): 104–105.
Published: 01 January 2005
... of an expansionist nation, and the articles in this volume illuminate much. Especially notable are West's look at the Southern Plains as a source for a variety of raw materials for centuries, Opie's focus on the Ogallala Aquifer and the "moral geography" of the plains as played out in two (Texas and Kansas) water...
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Agricultural History (2024) 98 (2): 302–303.
Published: 01 May 2024
.... In “Vulnerable Harvests,” historian David D. Vail explores the environmental hazards that confront agriculturists on the Great Plains in an era of “larger climactic changes” (31). While the threats of fire, drought, flood, and polluted aquifers are not new, the modern dilemma is that farmers and ranchers face...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (1): 123–124.
Published: 01 January 2008
... resources of the Ogallala Aquifer and theHugoton natural gas field. These developments, which have proceeded at a rapid pace since the 1950s, have resulted in the production of huge acreages of corn and grain sorghum, raised as feed for swine and cattle. Large-scale feedlots and hog confinements produce mil...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (1): 117–118.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Mary Barford Growing up on the Illinois Prairie during the Great Depression and the Coal Mine Wars: A Portrayal of the Way Life Was . Earl R. Hutchison . Copyright 2007 Agricultural History Society 2007 2009 BookReviews The Ogallala Aquifer was not originally a feature of the Great...
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Agricultural History (2002) 76 (2): 308–325.
Published: 01 April 2002
... is plentiful. Yet aridity is inescapable, at least in the Great Basin (Photo 9, 14). While the populations of western states grow at phenomenal rates, the ancient and irreplaceable waters in the aquifers are depleted to serve the everincreasing thirst of new development. The Truckee River, modest and shal? low...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (3): 500–502.
Published: 01 July 2020
... began tapping the Ogallala Aquifer after World War II. Prowers County did not ignore conservation, but the primary concern of the irrigation farmers who dominated the area was assuring a stable and dependable supply of water for the future. Hence, they bent their efforts toward securing an impoundment...