Water conservation methods to conserve the High Plains aquifer and Arikaree River Basin: a case study on the Arikaree River
Throughout the United States, and especially in Colorado, farmers confront the challenges of meeting water needs for crop production, while trying to maintain natural habitats. The Arikaree River, a tributary of the Republican River in eastern Colorado, is groundwater dependent on the High Plains aquifer (HPA). The river alluvium is habitat for threatened fish species such as the Hybognathus hankinsoni (Brassy Minnow) and habitat for many terrestrial invertebrates. In addition to the demands for maintenance of habitats, the surrounding almost exclusively irrigated agricultural lands require ...
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