Drought Threatens the Great Plains
And it’s underground.
Farmers in eight American states currently depend on it for their livelihood.
Irrigation wells are pumping out water faster than rainfall can refill it.
The U.S. Geological Survey said in June that the aquifer lost 3.5 trillion gallons between 2013 and 2015.
The Ogallala Aquifer is not going dry due to climate change—rainfall on the Great Plains has actually increased.
It is drying up due to industrial irrigation of farmland.
In the past, farmers included grazing animals in their crop rotation.
But now, industrial farms are sucking organic content out of the soil, exposing the land to the sun, and pumping huge amounts of water out of the ground.
The land sabbath requires the land to lie fallow once every seven years.
To learn why laws like the land sabbath apply to Americans living above the Ogallala Aquifer and beyond, request The United States and Britain in Prophecy, by Herbert W. Armstrong.