Kenyan officials and the U.N. this month announced the discovery of huge aquifers beneath the surface of the arid northern part of the country. As The New York Times reports, five aquifers were found beneath drought-stricken Turkana County, which is in dire need of water not only for drinking but for irrigation and to water livestock. The aquifers were discovered using advanced satellite technology, and two have been confirmed by drilling.
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