Vast ‘Fossil’ Aquifer Beneath Sahara Desert is Slowly Refilling

Nature World News: A vast water supply stored deep beneath the Sahara Desert thought to be a relic of ancient times is actually being resupplied each year, according to a new study published in the the journal Geophysical Research Letters. But the rate of resupply does not meet or exceed water demand, which poses long-term water challenges for the future. The northern Sahara aquifer system extends across an area nearly double that of mainland France and is thought to hold more than 30,000 cubic kilometers of water......

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