The Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer supplies drinking water to 300,000 people, and irrigates more than 2 million acres of agricultural land accounting for 20% or more of Idaho’s economic output. Five years ago it was running dry. “You’ve got two choices. You either take out farmland, or you put more water back in the aquifer, so you can maintain the farmland.” In Idaho, they figured out how to do both.

 

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