Do we have fossil water in the United States?



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    There might be, but none that have been discovered yet. Fossil water has been found in various African desserts (including the Sahari and the Kalahari) Great Artesian Basin (Australia).

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    Fossil water is simply groundwater that has been in place, largely undisturbed, for a long time. As such there are many aquifers in the US that are “fossil water,” at least to some degree; the article cited in the other answer points out that the Ogallala is “fossil water” modified somewhat by ongoing recharge (and of course significantly depleted by human use).

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