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    Region facing shortage of resources

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    Discuss a region or location that is facing, or has faced, a shortage of resources (energy, productive farmland, clean water and air, or minerals).
    a. Write a clear description of the problem, the political and economic issues behind it, and how the shortage is affecting the community.
    b. Analyze resource management factors that contributed to the shortage or management factors that could be used to alleviate the shortage.
    c. Compose recommendations for addressing those resource management issues and defend your proposed solution on both economic and environmental grounds.

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    The High Plains aquifer system, or Ogallala aquifer, underlies 174,000 square miles in parts of eight States (CO, KS, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX and WY). The high plains, which would normally be dry, barren landscape, has become some of the most productive farmland in the world because of irrigation water from the Ogallala. Approximately 20 percent of the irrigated land in the United States is in the High Plains is pumped from the Ogallala.

    Aquifers can be either fossil, or ...