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Tue Jul 3, 2012, 10:54 AM

Big Drop in Texas Portion of Ogallala

Wonder how much the fracking added to this decline in WT?
Farmers will really be pissed when the meters and restriction come in place.


The historic Texas drought caused the Ogallala Aquifer to experience its largest decline in 25 years across a large swath of the Texas Panhandle, new numbers from a water district show.

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One observation well in Floyd County recorded a decline of more than 25 feet, according to the High Plains water district.
http://www.texastribune.org/texas-environmental-news/water-supply/drought-caused-huge-drop-texas-portion-ogallala/?utm_source=texastribune.org&utm_medium=alerts&utm_campaign=News%20Alert:%20Subscriptions

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white cloud Jul 2012 OP
patrice Jul 2012 #1
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Response to white cloud (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 10:57 AM

1. Fracking. & Look for cable-tv-style-pricing-models for private access to water that isn't poison. nt

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Response to patrice (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 01:15 PM

2. Deeper fresh water (if there is any)

Means a whole lot more cost added to crops and table fare. Lots of farmers have already cut off wells because the
added cost of irrigation did not increase revenue.

Fracking has already polluted a lot of the deeper water with sodium and salts. Ruining irrigated lands and waterways.

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Response to white cloud (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 01:53 PM

3. We're seeing leased water-filtration systems around here with some very attractive loss-leaders.

"Get 'em in the door for cheap and then, just like cable services, start reducing packages and raising prices."

One of my big concerns about this is how "qualified sales leads" in these markets (i.e. reading internet click-trails) can destroy any local constituency there is for better water-quality standards.

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