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πŸ”— Great Man-Made River

πŸ”— Africa πŸ”— Water πŸ”— Rivers πŸ”— Africa/Libya

The Great Man-Made River (GMMR, Ψ§Ω„Ω†Ω‡Ψ± Ψ§Ω„Ψ΅Ω†Ψ§ΨΉΩŠ Ψ§Ω„ΨΉΨΈΩŠΩ…) is a network of pipes that supplies fresh water obtained from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System fossil aquifer across Libya. It is the world's largest irrigation project. The project utilizes a pipeline system that pumps water from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System from down south in Libya to cities in the populous Libyan northern Mediterranean coast including Tripoli and Benghazi. The water covers a distance of up to 1,600 kilometers and provides 70% of all freshwater used in Libya.

According to its website, it is the largest underground network of pipes (2,820 kilometres (1,750Β mi)) and aqueducts in the world. It consists of more than 1,300 wells, most more than 500 m deep, and supplies 6,500,000 m3 of fresh water per day to the cities of Tripoli, Benghazi, Sirte and elsewhere. The late Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi described it as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".

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πŸ”— Mediterranean tropical like Storm Daniel

πŸ”— Disaster management πŸ”— Africa πŸ”— Greece πŸ”— Turkey πŸ”— Bulgaria πŸ”— Africa/Libya πŸ”— Weather πŸ”— Weather/Non-tropical storms πŸ”— Weather/Floods πŸ”— Weather/Weather πŸ”— Africa/Egypt πŸ”— Weather/Tropical cyclones

Storm Daniel, also known as Cyclone Daniel, was the deadliest Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone ever recorded as well as the deadliest weather event during 2023. It caused catastrophic damage in Libya and also affected parts of southeastern Europe. Forming as a low-pressure system around 4Β September 2023, the storm affected Greece, Bulgaria and also Turkey with extensive flooding. The storm then organized as a Mediterranean Low and was designated as Storm Daniel, in which it soon acquired quasi-tropical characteristics (TLC) and moved toward the coast of Libya, where it caused catastrophic flooding before degenerating into a remnant low. The storm was the result of an Omega block, as a high-pressure zone became sandwiched between two zones of low pressure, the isobars shaping a Greek letter Ξ©.

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