Aquifer Feeding Texas High Plains Rapidly Shrinks

Beef Today 'When anybody tells me it's going to last for 50 years, I just laugh,' Lucia Barbato, associate director at the Center for Geospatial Technology at Texas Tech University, told the newspaper in a story published Sunday.

The chief underground water source for irrigating the agriculture-rich Texas High Plains is depleting at a pace that some fear will exhaust it far more quickly than anticipated.

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"When anybody tells me it's going to last for 50 years, I just laugh," Lucia Barbato, associate director at the Center for Geospatial Technology at Texas Tech University, told the newspaper in a story published Sunday.

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