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Ogallala Aquifer

Did you know there exists a sixth Great Lake
Beneath the Great Plains of the United States?
A government geologist decided to call it
The Ogallala Aquifer.

Zebulon Pike thought there wasn't a chance
That people could live, much less cattle and plants.
But the farmers and ranchers, they found an answer:
The Ogallala Aquifer.

Formed in the age of the sabertooth cat —
What thirsty traveler could've conceived of that?
Anywhere in the Sandhills, a well and a windmill:
The Ogallala Aquifer.

Do you ever imagine that deep in your heart,
There might be a fathomless reservoir?
Something that's ancient and hidden and pure?
For our country, that's no metaphor.