A massive aquifer in North Kenya


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People cross from Somalia into Kenya at the Mandera border control

Kenya: Mandera Locals Drill Borehole, Find Aquifer

A massive aquifer has been discovered in Takaba subcounty of Mandera. An aquifer is an underground water reservoir.

Farming in Mandera - http://i.ytimg.com/vi/Y8csdOkCWVg/maxresdefault.jpg Farming in Mandera – http://i.ytimg.com/vi/Y8csdOkCWVg/maxresdefault.jpg

See also the VIDEO: https://youtu.be/Y8csdOkCWVg

The discovery was made when the Mandera county government drilled a borehole at Darwed. The borehole on the aquifer sits upon a massive aquifer and pumps clean water at a rate of 30,0000 cubic metres per hour. Previously, residents relied on the borehole at Wangeidhan,15km from Takaba town. The Wangeidhan borehole, which produces salty water, served nearly 50,000 residents.

One of the large earth dams in Takaba - http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_toe57KgSI-c/Se1aY2hFGxI/AAAAAAAAAUw/2SsaZllLt-I/s320/IMG_5531.JPG One of the large earth dams in Takaba – http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_toe57KgSI-c/Se1aY2hFGxI/AAAAAAAAAUw/2SsaZllLt-I/s320/IMG_5531.JPG

Governor Ali Roba joined the residents in celebrating the new project. He said his government will pump clean water to the surrounding towns. “Water has always been scarce in Takaba. It is unbelievable that sweet water was within…

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