• Short Summary

    In the Sahara Touggourt region 300 miles South of Constantine, Algeria, water gushes from newly-opened wells to eventually make the desert bloom.

  • Description

    In the Sahara Touggourt region 300 miles South of Constantine, Algeria, water gushes from newly-opened wells to eventually make the desert bloom. The wells - among the deepest of their kind in the world - descend 1650 metres.

    An immediate use of the water: supplying nomads and their herds at all seasons. In time, the nomads' age-old search for watering places in the dry season will be at an end. Then the nomads will become settlers-around eventual plantations of date palms and fruit groves.

    The water at the newly-opened Sadi Mahdi well, 20 kilometres from Touggourt, already irrigates nearby desert land. It rises from the depths too warm for immediate irrigation needs and is first cooled in a refrigeration plant.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAV7LQQAAQU0X3PNX8E7LAX5YU
    Media URN:
    VLVAV7LQQAAQU0X3PNX8E7LAX5YU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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