NBC: ‘Billions Could Starve’ As America’s Water Aquifers Dry Up

NBC: ‘Billions Could Starve’ As America’s Water Aquifers Dry Up

The Ogallala Aquifer that runs through eight states is quickly running dry. It supplies water to the American Breadbasket of the Great Plains, which is an agricultural region that feeds much of the world.

“We’re headed for a brick wall at 100 miles per hour,” states James Mahan, a plant physiologist at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service lab in Lubbock, TX.

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