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Thursday Twofer Treat: High Plains/Ogallala Aquifer Reports - Lessons Learned and Water Markets

From the AGI: Addressing Changes in Regional Groundwater Resources: Lessons from the High Plains Aquifer. Download AGI_High_Plains_Report From the website: Look out the window of an airplane while in flight over the U.S. High Plains and odds are good — particularly during the growing season — that you’ll see swaths...
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