Thursday, January 06, 2005

Water, water everywhere...

...but not a drop to drink. That could be the predicament of many Indian Ocean islanders and many near the shore who survived the recent devastating tsunami. The salt water wave splashed into open water wells used throughout the area and also infiltrated porous rock which feeds underground acquifers. Many wells are now unusable and some may take months or even years to recover. In some places, soil may have been damaged by the salt as well.

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