Farmers in Texas County, Oklahoma’s biggest Water User, Work to Conserve

Outlet: The Oklahoman

September 1, 2014

Even in good years, Texas County, in the center of the Oklahoma Panhandle, is one of the driest, windiest parts of the state. But the county, sitting atop the Ogallala Aquifer, is also the state’s heaviest user of water. Those 2 factors have led state water officials & farmers in the area to look for ways to make better use of the water they have. Those efforts have led to a more than 60% drop over the past 2 decades in the amount of water the county uses per year, according to a report from the Panhandle Regional Economic Development Coalition & Oklahoma Panhandle Agriculture & Irrigation.