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Huge undersea fresh-water aquifer off U.S.

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In a new survey of the sub-seafloor off the U.S. Northeast coast, scientists have made a surprising discovery: a gigantic aquifer of relatively fresh water trapped in porous sediments lying below the salty ocean. It appears to be the largest such formation yet found in the world. The aquifer stretches from the shore at least from Massachusetts to New Jersey, extending more or less continuously out about 50 miles to the edge of the continental shelf.

If found on the surface, it would create a lake covering some 15,000 square miles. The study suggests that such aquifers probably lie off many other coasts worldwide, and could provide desperately needed water for arid areas that are now in danger of running out.

https://phys.org/news/2019-06-scientists-huge-undersea-fresh-water-aquifer.html

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and then

Wonderful news if it can be tapped safely and cost-effectively.  Freshwater is a much-needed resource around the planet.  I hope they can find some for the arid areas!

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docyabut2
3 hours ago, Still Waters said:

In a new survey of the sub-seafloor off the U.S. Northeast coast, scientists have made a surprising discovery: a gigantic aquifer of relatively fresh water trapped in porous sediments lying below the salty ocean. It appears to be the largest such formation yet found in the world. The aquifer stretches from the shore at least from Massachusetts to New Jersey, extending more or less continuously out about 50 miles to the edge of the continental shelf.

If found on the surface, it would create a lake covering some 15,000 square miles. The study suggests that such aquifers probably lie off many other coasts worldwide, and could provide desperately needed water for arid areas that are now in danger of running out.

https://phys.org/news/2019-06-scientists-huge-undersea-fresh-water-aquifer.html

oh great we have more fresh water, we could sell a barrel of water instead of buying so much  oil , we also do have the great lakes, when the east countries  runs out of water:)

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Piney
3 hours ago, and then said:

Wonderful news if it can be tapped safely and cost-effectively.  Freshwater is a much-needed resource around the planet.  I hope they can find some for the arid areas!

Except it lies mostly where it's not needed.

 We've known in Southern New Jersey the aquifer of the Outer Coastal Plain (Cape May- Cohansey) stretched out into the Atlantic for a long time. The wells on the barrier islands are tapped into it. 

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third_eye

One word...  'sinkholes'

Big ones... 

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Piney
Posted (edited)
13 minutes ago, third_eye said:

One word...  'sinkholes'

Big ones... 

~

We have them already on the Outer Coastal Plain. :yes:

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ChrLzs

I see what you did there, Still Waters...  :)

 

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Jon the frog

Fossil water will not replenish itself... it's not a renewable resource. It can be a reserve tho.

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qxcontinuum

Once again elders knew science better than the modern medicine

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mdbuilder
13 hours ago, Jon the frog said:

Fossil water will not replenish itself... it's not a renewable resource. It can be a reserve tho.

Every drop of water that was ever here, is still here. Water is part of a closed ecological order. Very few things enter our 'system', nothing but man-made mechanical objects leave it.

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Jon the frog
11 hours ago, mdbuilder said:

Every drop of water that was ever here, is still here. Water is part of a closed ecological order. Very few things enter our 'system', nothing but man-made mechanical objects leave it.

If your freshwater become salted... is not usable easily, yep it's still there but it will not help you a lot.

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mdbuilder
11 hours ago, Jon the frog said:

If your freshwater become salted... is not usable easily, yep it's still there but it will not help you a lot.

Nor does it help when frozen solid. COME ON GLOBAL WARMING!!

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Noteverythingisaconspiracy
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On 26/06/2019 at 5:04 AM, qxcontinuum said:

Once again elders knew science better than the modern medicine

I what way did the "elders" know better and what does aquifers have to do with medicine? 

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ChrLzs
On 26/06/2019 at 1:04 PM, qxcontinuum said:

Once again elders knew science better than the modern medicine

???????????????????????????????

Please explain..

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qxcontinuum
Posted (edited)

Wow sry. My comment was meant to be in the " spinach makes you strong " topic.

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