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.
Dr. William Johnson
Professor, Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology
University of Kansas
Dr. Ken Rainwater
Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Texas Tech University
Eastern NM Rancher
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