Water Source Discovered in Kenya

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The Turkana region of northern Kenya has been discovered to be home to a significant source of water.

The Turkana region of northern Kenya has been discovered to be home to a significant source of water.

Kenya’s government said that it could be enough to provide the entire country with water for 70 years.

That it would be under the cracked, dry earth of one of its most arid areas probably wasn’t anticipated.

The reservoir was located via radar and satellites.

Scientists created a map outlining the locations of many undiscovered water surfaces throughout the African continent.

Of the find, Kenya’s Environment Minister said, “This newly found wealth of water opens a door to a more prosperous future for the people of Turkana and the nation as a whole.”

Turkana is not only among the hottest parts of Kenya, it’s also one of the poorest.

Among its inhabitants are nomadic herders who are particularly hard hit when dry conditions persist.

Since the existence of the water was verified by test drilling, crews have been equipping the boreholes and making them viable for irrigation.

The source should be ready to use in a couple of months.

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