A New Great Lake–or Dead Sea?
Read this very interesting article in Science about a large scale canal building project to divert drainage water to a large natural low-lying area in the desert to create a lake to irrigate farms around it. They have built thousands of kilometer long canals to feed this lake just to show-off the government power. The article talks about problems caused by such canals its detrimental effects on the land around them. This reminded me of a similar proposed project in India to connect all the big rivers by canals for conserving and redistributing water. I wonder what happened to that and if a rigorous scientific analysis was conducted to study its effect on the environment.
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