A woman with a dry well cooks with water from a five-gallon container. They haul water in five-gallon buckets in the back of their pickup truck. They need about 100 gallons of water they truck home for cooking and bathing.
Agriculture is responsible for 95 percent of aquifer use and families at the fringes of the aquifer feel it. For four years now, approximately 30 families near Clovis have depended on water they haul although a pipeline may relieve the situation with water from the Ute reservoir nearly a hundred miles away.
- RANDY OLSON
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- Ogallala Aquifer_National Geographic Magazine 8/2016