What Are Playas?
We grew up on the High Plains thinking of those occasionally muddy pasture depressions as "buffalo wallows," "rainwater basins" or "mud holes." Turns out, scientists are learning those playas play a significant role recharging aquifers such as the Ogallala.
This episode of Playa Country is part two of a five-part series on the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative. It first aired on High Plains Public Radio on October 8, 2013.