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TTU Launches Water Conservation Project

Saving water from the Ogalla Aquifer and using the best technology to do so. That's the goal of a new water conservation project, launched at Texas Tech University on Friday.

The project will test water conservation strategies on area farms in Hale and Floyd Counties. The farmers will use new irrigation equipment, different crop rotation systems, water efficient and stress tolerant plants and satellite imagery to determine their water needs.

"What' we're trying to do here is combine technology of equipment with technology of economics and put it all together to produce an efficient crop and at the same time have an overall goal to reduce the amount of water we use out of the aquifer," said Senator Robert Duncan.

The eight year project will be paid for by a $6.2 million state grant from the Texas Water Development Board. The grant originated from a bill Senator Duncan authored in 2004.

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