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Water policy alternatives for the Southern Ogallala Aquifer : economic and hydrologic implications

Wheeler, Erin Alexis

Titre : Water policy alternatives for the Southern Ogallala Aquifer : economic and hydrologic implications

Auteur : Wheeler, Erin Alexis

Université de soutenance : Texas Tech University

Grade : Master of Science 2006

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As the decline of the aquifer becomes a timely topic in state legislatures across the Great Plains, it is important to sub-divide the aquifer into regions where more specialized and accurate information can be analyzed. Due to the complexity of studying the hydrology of different areas of the aquifer, water policies in different states, and economic impacts for different regions, the Southern portion of the Ogallala Aquifer specifically will be divided into three sub-regions (see Figure 1.2) ; Northern, Central, and Southern. This study focuses primarily on the Southern Sub-Region which includes the Southern portion of the Texas Panhandle and Eastern Plains of New Mexico. This region, lying on the 100th meridian, is the second largest water use area, behind Nebraska, of the Ogallala Aquifer, accounting for approximately 12% of annual extraction (National Research Council, 1996).

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