Monday, May 11, 2015

Anniversary Story: "My View of Groundwater" by Deb Springman

“My View of Groundwater”
By Deb Springman, East Dakota Water Development District

Years ago I wouldn’t have known
But working with natural resource I’ve grown

To understand what lies beneath this land
Between the soil, rocks, and sand
Something that each of us needs
As do the animals, the plants and their seeds
More precious than gold
At great depths may be thousands of years old
Natural springs and artesian wells
Rising up through the ground where it dwells
The Great Artesian Basin, Guarani, and Ogallala to name a few
Are just some of the homes it flows through 
Has been threatened by overuse
Target of conflict and political abuse
Being used heavily for irrigation and drinking
What a calamity if it’s actually shrinking
A resource to which we all have a connection
Needs everyone’s help to ensure its protection
Deb Springman
East Dakota Water Development District
132B Airport Avenue
Brookings, SD  57006


23 Weeks Until the 2015 Groundwater Foundation National Conference and 30th Anniversary Celebration!

30th Anniversary Story Teller Sponsor
Marshfield Utilities

30th Anniversary Story Teller Supporter
National Ground Water Association

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