Lang, Joe W 1983-05-12

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Joe W. Lang discusses his career in Texas water resources analysis.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Joe W. Lang

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 12, 1983

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Education, Texas Tech (1933), U. S. Geological Survey, Hulen fields, Amarillo, Texas, East Texas oil fields, Texas Board of Water Engineers, Cooperative agreement with U. S. Geological Survey, Well analysis and mapping water resources, Process, Mapping Ogallala formation (1937), Pecos Valley public works project, Gauging and analysis of water in Pecos River Basin, Water development on High Plains, Texas Land and Development Company (1910s), Pumping groundwater, Plainview, Crops grown, Promotion of land, British capital, Ogallala aquifer, Public perception, Water levels, Informing the public, Water volume, Analysis of aquifer, Results, Process, Results (again), Irrigation on Plains, Numbers of wells, Efficiency, Changes, U. S. Geological Survey reports on wells, Analysis, Subsequent reports by other agencies, Water recharge (again), Reports, Experiments, Legislation.

Tape 1, Side 2: Water importation, Feasibility, Pecos River Valley, Texas-New Mexico dispute, Tenets, Artesian basin, Water waste, Investigation, Groundwater studies’ Artesian basin, Water quality, Well inventory, Limestone reservoirs, Mineral content and formations, Overdevelopment, Agriculture, Texas-New Mexico dispute (again), Water quality, Permian aquifer, Nuclear waste controversy, Pecos groundwater development (1940s), Water management, Water recharge (again), Potential water sources, Potential means of transport, Water location for air bases (1940s), Edwards Plateau study, Middle Eastern Water studies (1952), Iran.

Range Dates: 1933-1952

Bulk Dates: 1933-1944

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