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Randy Atkins: Help for the water-deprived people of Darfur may come from an ancient sand-covered lake and modern technology. Farouk El-Baz, of Boston University, says radar images from space show the lake's outline and depths, revealing…
Farouk El-Baz: …how big it was, how much water was there, how long it stayed…
Randy Atkins: It was as big as Lake Erie, and El-Baz is confident its water seeped through the ground below.
Farouk El-Baz: You know where the lowest part is and you drill in the middle and you don't miss.
Randy Atkins: El-Baz says wells could meet drinking needs and create fertile farmland. Logistical, technical, and monetary issues remain, but he quotes the governor of Darfur as saying…
Farouk El-Baz: You know what is important this whole story? Only hope! Do you know what the meaning of hope? I have seen people in Darfur smile. And that is enough for me.
Randy Atkins: With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, 103.5 FM, WTOP Radio.