A huge discovery of water has been uncovered in Kenya that can supply water to the country for about 70 years! This is a joyous find for the local people as they generally don’t have access to clean water very easily. This is a great example of what some technological assistance and love for others can do for people in need. It’s also clear that if more wealthy countries took the time, we could assist everyone in need on this planet with the means we have available to us as of this moment. Hopefully this inspires further action!
According to ITV News “The pool, which was found more than 300 metres underground, is so large you could put Loch Ness into it approximately 25 times.”
An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing material such as gravel, sand and silt. Using a well, water can be extracted from the materials and used for multiple purposes. Technically speaking, newly discovered Lotikipi Basin Aquifer should never run dry as the well is replenished by water run off from distant mountains.
Original Source: Collective Evolution
Lotikipi in numbers courtesy of ITV News
The aquifer is approximately 100 km (62 miles) by 66 km (41 miles).
It has a surface area of 4,164 km squared.
It contains an estimated 200 billion cubic metres of fresh water.
Lotikipi alone holds 900% more than Kenya’s current water reserves.