Is there water underneath the Sahara Desert?



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    There is. It’s called fossil water, and it’s several thousand feet underground, but it’s there, occasionally upwelling at an oasis. There are even fish which live in the underground lakes which have become totally blind from reproducing in darkness for thousands of years.

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    Yes in fact, there is.  Water underneath the Sahara desert exists in aquifers.  One of the world’s largest fossil water aquifers lies beneath the Eastern end of the Sahara desert and spans multiple countries.  The ‘Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System’ contains an estimated 150,000 cubic kilometers of ground water.  The aquifer is being studied and examined to display the significance for the parched region, and how best to manage the resources to advance socio-economic development while also preserving biodiversity land resources.


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