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viii Illustrations 1. The Ogallala aquifer xiv 2. Soil types of the central High Plains 22 3. The farmer’s frontier, 1870–90 52 4. Garden City canals, 1892 65 5. A Garden City, Kansas, promotional brochure on irrigation, 1921 71 6. A homemade jumbo windmill, ca. 1890s 118 7. Late nineteenth-century setup for a centrifugal pump 124 8. Tally sheet of the first southwestern Kansas irrigation wells 133 9. Typical modern pumping systems in southwestern Kansas 135 10. Center-pivot irrigation in the 1980s 140 11. Setbacks from industrial hog operations, Texas County, Oklahoma 177 12. Groundwater districts and aqueduct route 185 13. The 1967 Beck plan for rerouting Ogallala water 306 14. The 1965 nawapa water-transfer plan 308 15. Interstate water-transfer-route alternatives 309 16. U.S. Drought Monitor map depicting severe drought in 2011–15 320 17. “Is the Five-Year Drought Over?” 323 18. U.S. Drought Monitor map for January 3, 2017 325 ...

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Additional Information

ISBN
9781496207289
Related ISBN
9780803296978
MARC Record
OCLC
1039699823
Pages
438
Launched on MUSE
2018-06-13
Language
English
Open Access
No
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