The Ogallala Aquifer is a subterranean debris and sediment field. It sprawls from South Dakota to Texas. It is, collectively, the saturated remnants of crumbled mountains. This corridor through the High Plains was once called the “Great American Desert.” People didn’t know what was underfoot. The aquifer holds nine times the volume of Lake Erie and supports one- fifth of all agricultural production in the United States. Sweet Land is an ongoing project that examines the consciousness and vulnerabilities of a human-altered landscape atop the Ogallala Aquifer.