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The Resource Ogallala : water for a dry land, John Opie, Char Miller and Kenna Lang Archer

Ogallala : water for a dry land, John Opie, Char Miller and Kenna Lang Archer

Label
Ogallala : water for a dry land
Title
Ogallala
Title remainder
water for a dry land
Statement of responsibility
John Opie, Char Miller and Kenna Lang Archer
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Ogallala aquifer, a vast underground water reserve extending from South Dakota through Texas, is the product of eons of accumulated glacial melts, ancient Rocky Mountain snowmelts, and rainfall, all percolating slowly through gravel beds hundreds of feet thick. Ogallala: Water for a Dry Land is an environmental history and historical geography that tells the story of human defiance and human commitment within the Ogallala region. It describes the Great Plains' natural resources, the history of settlement and dryland farming, and the remarkable irrigation technologies that have industrialized farming in the region. This newly updated third edition discusses three main issues: long-term drought and its implications, the efforts of several key groundwater management districts to regulate the aquifer, and T. Boone Pickens's failed effort to capture water from the aquifer to supply major Texas urban areas. This edition also describes the fierce independence of Texas ranchers and farmers who reject any governmental or bureaucratic intervention in their use of water, and it updates information about the impact of climate change on the aquifer and agriculture."
Member of
Assigning source
--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
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1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Opie, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1951-
  • 1982-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Miller, Char
  • Archer, Kenna Lang
Series statement
Our sustainable future
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irrigation water
  • Ogallala Aquifer
  • Irrigation
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural ecology
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Agricultural ecology
  • Agriculture
  • Irrigation
  • Irrigation water
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Ogallala : water for a dry land, John Opie, Char Miller and Kenna Lang Archer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The First Half-Billion Years; 2. Finding the Water : Boom and Bust, 1870-1940; 3. From Dryland to Dustbowl : Not a Good Place to Farm; 4. Windmills, Center Pivots, Feedlots, and Porkers; 5. A Tale of Seven Water Conservation Districts; 6. Making Irrigation Work for a Family Farm : Phil and Linda Tooms on the Moscow Road; 7. The Future of Plains Irrigation : A New Gospel of Efficiency; 8. Thinking the Unthinkable : Climate Change Hits the Vulnerable Plains; 9. A Final Look
Control code
on1038796834
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Third edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781496207265
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctv1pgpv0
  • beebbed6-df21-4d30-8c27-61040b5b9761
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038796834
Label
Ogallala : water for a dry land, John Opie, Char Miller and Kenna Lang Archer
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The First Half-Billion Years; 2. Finding the Water : Boom and Bust, 1870-1940; 3. From Dryland to Dustbowl : Not a Good Place to Farm; 4. Windmills, Center Pivots, Feedlots, and Porkers; 5. A Tale of Seven Water Conservation Districts; 6. Making Irrigation Work for a Family Farm : Phil and Linda Tooms on the Moscow Road; 7. The Future of Plains Irrigation : A New Gospel of Efficiency; 8. Thinking the Unthinkable : Climate Change Hits the Vulnerable Plains; 9. A Final Look
Control code
on1038796834
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Third edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781496207265
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctv1pgpv0
  • beebbed6-df21-4d30-8c27-61040b5b9761
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038796834

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