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345 Notes a note on editorial method 1. At least this is the analysis offered by the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority in “crmwa/Lake Meredith/Ogallala Aquifer Facts,” introduction 1. Edwin D. Gutentag, David H. Lobmeyer, and Steven E. Slagle, Geohydrology of Southwestern Kansas, Kansas Geological Survey Irrigation Series 7 (Lawrence: University of Kansas, 1981); Edwin D. Gutentag et al., Geohydrology of the High Plains Aquifer in Parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming (High Plains rasa Project), Professional Paper 1400-b (Washington dc: U.S. Geological Survey, 1984). 2. Jesse H. Ausubel, “Does Climate Still Matter?,” Nature 350, no. 25 (April 1991): 649–52; Nick Sundt, “Proof Negative,” Nature 352 (July 18, 1991): 187. 3. Michael H. Glantz, interview by John Opie, May 25, 1988; H. H. Lamb, Climate History and the Modern World (London: Metheun, 1982); Reid A. Bryson and Thomas J. Murray, Climates of Hunger: Mankind and the World’s Changing Weather (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1977); Fernand Braudel, Civilization and Capitalism, 15th–18th Century, vol. 1 (New York: Harper and Row, 1981); William Woodruff, Impact of Western Man on the Global Economy, 1650–1960 (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1964). Two books about the Ogallala have appeared since the second edition of Ogallala: Water for a Dry Land was published in 1999: Julene Bair’s The Ogallala Road: A Story of Love, Family, and the Fight to Keep the Great Plains from Running Dry (New York: Penguin Books, 2014), a very personal account of one family’s determination to stay on the stressed Plains in northwestern Kansas. The other book is more ambitious : journalist William Ashworth’s Ogallala Blue: Water and Life on the High Plains (Woodstock vt: Countryman Press, 2006), a survey of the Ogallala and irrigation with several useful interviews with contemporary local irrigators. 4. William F. Hughes and Wyatt L. Harman, Projected Economic Life of Water Resources, Subdivision Number 1, High Plains Underground Water 346 notes to pages 7–12 Reservoir, Technical Monograph 6 (College Station: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Texas a&m University, December 1969); Oklahoma Water Resources Board, Appraisal of the Water and Related Land Resources of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Water Resources Board, 1973); Gail P. Thelin, Frederick J. Heimes, and James R. Wray, Irrigated Cropland : The High Plains, 1980, Professional Paper 1400-c (Washington dc: U.S. Geological Survey, 1987), plate 1; High Plains Study Council, A Summary of Results of the Ogallala Aquifer Regional Study, with Recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce and Congress (Washington dc: Economic Development Administration [U.S. Department of Commerce ], December 13, 1982). 5. Andy Erhart, interview by John Opie, May 5, 1988; Al Rauhut, interview by John Opie, May 5, 1988; Kenny Ochs, interview by John Opie, May 5, 1988. 6. Sandra Postel, Water for Agriculture: Facing the Limits (Washington dc: Worldwatch Institute, 1989), 12, 40. 7. Jim MacNeill, “Strategies for Sustainable Economic Development,” Scienti fic American 261, no. 3 (September 1989): 156. 8. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Climate Impact in the Great Plains,” https://www; “Great Plains,” in Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment, ed. Jerry M. Melillo, Terese Richmond, and Gary W. Yohe (Washington dc: U.S. Global Change Research Program, 2014), http://nca 9. MacNeill, “Strategies for Sustainable Economic Development,” 157. 10. Pierre R. Crosson and Norman J. Rosenberg, “Strategies for Agriculture ,” Scientific American 261, no. 3 (September 1989): 128. 11. Burke W. Griggs, “Beyond Drought: Water Rights in the Age of Permanent Depletion,” Kansas Law Review 62 (2014): 1263–1324. 12. World Commission on Environmental and Development, Our Common Future (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987), 122–23. 13. MacNeill, “Strategies for Sustainable Economic Development,” 158–59, 163–64. 14. World Commission on Environmental and Development, Our Common Future, 125. 15. William Lockeretz, “Major Issues Confronting Sustainable Agriculture,” in Sustainable Agriculture in Temperate Zones, ed. C. A. Francis et al. (New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1990), 423–38. 16. Stephane Castonguay, “The Technological Function of the Environment in a Sustainable Agriculture” (presentation, annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Houston, Texas, February 28–March 3, 1991). notes to pages 13–19 347 1. the first half-billion years 1. John A. Harrington Jr. and Jay R. Harmen, “Climate and Vegetation in Central North America: Natural Patterns and Human Alternation,” Great Plains Quarterly 2 (Spring 1991...


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