Future Trends Of Underground Aquifers From Farm Irrigation Wells And Natural Rainfall

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Future Trends Based on drainage rates of underground aquifers from farm irrigation wells and natural rainfall lacking the ability to fill these aquifers back up, we see an obstacle here just years out that we have no choice but to encounter. Not only do farmers tap into this water resource, but so do town and cities nearby. One can notice, “As competition with municipalities and industry for available water resources increases, the quantity of water available for irrigation will generally decline” (Camp, Lamm, Evans, and Phene). Governmental agencies are like FSA and NRCS are starting to crack down on this water usage before our under ground aquifers and streams are all dried up. “Water conservation programs, both voluntary and mandatory, have been implemented in many irrigated areas” (Camp, Lamm, Evans, and Phene). As of right now the majority of these programs in Louisiana are voluntary, but we see states like Texas, California, and Oklahoma under very high water use restrictions. So we see that, “Generally, SDI has increased in areas where water conservation is crucial” (Camp, Lamm, Evans, and Phene).
Another huge factor that no one is thinking about is as food demand increases, not only will the demand for commodity crops increase, but so will the demand for cattle, pigs, and farm animals. The two key things those animals need are food and water, with the most vital one being water. The more food animals the most water use too, and the smaller the pot gets for crop…

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