Afghan capital's thirsty residents dig deep to combat drought, overuse

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from Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Published on 28 Feb 2017 View Original

Several unseasonably dry winters have exacerbated the problem. Heavy rain and snow this year raise hopes groundwater can be replenished, at least for a while.

By Sayed Hassib

KABUL, Feb 28 (Reuters) - A growing population is straining water supplies in Afghanistan's capital, forcing those who can afford it to dig unregulated wells ever deeper to tap a falling water table.

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