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Old 08-11-2018, 02:20 PM   #2423 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
Here in the late 1940s, early 1950s water was at around 80 to 90 feet.
Now it's a 108'. The impermeable clay layer is at 120'.
Another 30 or 40 years pumps in use now won't be able to pickup any water.
I had a great aunt who lived west of Lubbock,Texas,in Lorenzo.During my 4-years at Texas Tech,some of the cotton farmers there,saw their V-8 powered water pumps suck sand.They'd depleted their reach of the Ogallala Aquifer (too big to fail)
Overnight,one by one,they became dry-land farmers.The day before, it would have been 'impossible'.
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