12 Freshwater I 4 - 80-100 sites lack infrastructure and...

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Unformatted text preview: 80-100 sites lack infrastructure and mitigation measures Saudi Arabia Disi Conveyance Project al-Disi aquifer Sandstone aquifer not subject to recharge Partly in Jordan 1984 Saudi national survey reported fossil water reserves at 462 billion tons Wheat on 2.5 million acres of desert ½ has been depleted irrigated agriculture could continue for perhaps a few decades The Sahara: Libya 1953 Nubian Sandstone Aquifer “fossil” water Formed 145.5 to 65.5 million years ago two million square kilometers world's largest fossil-water reserve equivalent to the flow of 200 years of water in the Nile River located near the center of the world's largest continuous stretch of desert The Great Man-Made River Project the largest underground network of pipes in the world 1300 wells more than 500 m deep 10,000km³ 6,500,000 m³ water/day Tripoli, Benghazi, Sirt 20,000km³ 4,800km³ 4 major basins Water is 1/10 cost Of desalinization United States Wettest United States Rhode Island Florida Land (mi ) 3,618,770 2 Water (mi ) 79,481 2 % water 2.2% 32.4% 17.9% 1,545 65,975 500.6 11,808 North Carolina, Maine, Louisiana, Minnesota, Massachusetts Driest? New Mexico Arizona West Virginia 121,593 114,000 24,232 243 364 145 0.2% 0.32% 0.6% Surface water 79% Groundwater 21% Texas California Idaho Illinois California Texas Nebraska Arkansas ...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course SWS 2007 taught by Professor bonczek during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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12 Freshwater I 4 - 80-100 sites lack infrastructure and...

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