(My Eastern New Mexico News column for April 5, 2017- I am contractually prohibited from posting the entire column anywhere other than the newspaper's site for 30 days. Sorry.)
Water is a necessary ingredient for life, second only to air in importance. Even our food supply depends on the ready availability of water.
Our primary local water supply, the Ogallala Aquifer, is dwindling, Whether or not you believe this is an imminent threat, there is no doubt it's not being replenished fast enough to keep up with demand. This can't continue without causing real trouble at some point in the future. For some people in the area, the future is now...read the rest...
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