Plains aquifer’s water level fell less in 2010

Outlet: Hearst Communications Inc

June 3, 2011

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The water levels in a large Texas chunk of the High Plains’ biggest aquifer saw its smallest drop in 2010 than in any year in six years, according to the region’s water managers.
The Ogallala Aquifer water level fell by an average of 0.05 foot in 2010, according to the Lubbock-based, 16-county High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1. The average drop in 2009 was 1.50 feet, and the average annual drop in the district’s service area has been 0.77 foot since 2006, according to a district statement issued Thursday…

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