I am not sure why this is a discovery, when i was a child there was alwys stated as afact that there was an underground river in that area;0 anyhow it is a good discovery….
“Remote sensing experts say they may have found a huge reservoir of water underneath one of the driest and most troubled places in the world. The so-called “mega-lake” was found beneath Darfur, in western Sudan. In recent years, more than 200,000 people have died in conflicts in Dafur. These conflicts are partly due to disputes over water and other natural resources.
Farouk El-Baz, director of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University, found the buried lakebed — the size of Massachusetts — while examining satellite maps of underground rock formations in western Sudan.
“It’s one of the driest places on Earth,” said El-Baz. “In some places there, it rains only once every 20 to 50 years.”…. <More>