We're saved! Found new reserves of fresh water

Australian scientists have found under the ocean floor undiscovered reserves of water with low salinity. Maybe they will save future generations when current sources run dry.
Newly discovered reserves are estimated at 500 thousand cubic kilometers, and they are under the continental shelves near Australia, China, North America and South Africa.

Water reserves under the ocean were formed hundreds of thousands of years. Those areas that are now considered to be bottom was on the surface and under the ground gradually accumulated rainwater. When about 20 thousand years ago began to melt the polar ice, the former Bank became the sea floor and layers of fresh water was conserved under a layer of clay and sedimentary rocks.

Wells, commenting scientists, is cheaper than seawater desalination. So open Australian reserves will help people if you do not win drought, at least to make your life easier. For some time.

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