Ogallala Aquifer http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en NRCS seeks to save Ogallala Aquifer by convincing farmers to abandon water rights http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/nrcs-seeks-save-ogallala-aquifer-convincing-farmers-abandon-water-rights <p>A small corner of southeast Wyoming sits over the Ogallala Aquifer. The Ogallala is a huge aquifer that stretches from Wyoming and Nebraska all the way to Texas. It’s a key source of water for agriculture, but it’s being depleted faster than it can recharge. So the Natural Resources Conservation Service is trying to help save it. Here in Wyoming, they’re doing that by encouraging farmers to give up their water rights. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:27:02 +0000 Willow Belden 38062 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org NRCS seeks to save Ogallala Aquifer by convincing farmers to abandon water rights