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The Kufra Basin

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The Kufra Basin in the Sahara Desert of Libya is one of the most heavily irrigated oases in the world
 
April 10 · Issue #8 · View online
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The Kufra Basin in the Sahara Desert of Libya is one of the most heavily irrigated oases in the world. The Libyan government enacted a plan in the 1970’s to enable agricultural cultivation in the desert by extracting water from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System, a non-renewable source of fossil water located beneath the surface. Because the area receives only one inch of rain per year, the acquirer is now nearly dried up.

The Kufra Basin
Libya, Africa
24.129228, 23.218823

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