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The Overlooked Farm Crisis: Our Rapidly Depleting Water Supply


Patrick Corbett


Thomas M. Cooley Law School

1986

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 61, 1986

Abstract:     
In the last forty years, farmers have pumped massive amounts of water from the Ogallala Aquifer. While the need for water continues to grow, the amount available decreases rapidly. In some areas, farmers are consuming the groundwater at more than twice the rate of natural recharge. Part I of this note analyzes the water shortage problem of the Ogallala Aquifer. Part II discusses the possibility of an interbasin transfer of water from the Great Lakes to remedy the Great Plains water crisis and the legal considerations involved in such a transfer. Part III outlines some state and federal legislation recently proffered to protect the Great Lakes water as well as legislation to aid the Ogallala Aquifer. Finally, Part IV concludes that state management policies promoting water conservation would handle the problem better than an interbasin transfer of water.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 24

Keywords: Ogallala Aquifer, water crisis, farming, Great Lakes, interbasin transfer, water conservation

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Date posted: October 10, 2013  

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Corbett, Patrick, The Overlooked Farm Crisis: Our Rapidly Depleting Water Supply (1986). Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 61, 1986. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2336758

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Patrick Corbett (Contact Author)
Thomas M. Cooley Law School ( email )
300 S. Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, MI 48901
United States
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