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Drought, overpumping cut Morocco river link to sea

Phys.org/news (NOVEMBER 15, 2021)

Titre : Drought, overpumping cut Morocco river link to sea

Moroccan environmentalist Mohamed Benata stood taking photos of what should be the mouth of the Moulouya river—but after years of drought and over-pumping, it comes to a halt just short of the sea.

Phys.org/news (NOVEMBER 15, 2021)

Présentation
One of the longest rivers in the North African kingdom and a vital lifeline for farmers in the area near the Algerian border, the final few paces of the 500-kilometre (310-mile) waterway are now separated from the Mediterranean by a sandbar. And as the fresh water of the river recedes, salty seawater is creeping up the groundwaters around the riverbed, spelling ruin for farmers as much as 15 kilometres inland.

Source  : Kaouthar Oudrhiri

Annonce (Phys.org/news)

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