Fresh Water Reservoir Could Lead to Exclusion Zone in South China Sea

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A large reservoir of freshwater was discovered beneath Fiery Cross Reef, one of the artificial islands China made in the South China Sea. The reservoir is growing at a rate of about 1 meter (3.3 feet) per year. This is twice as fast as reservoir water level growth in naturally formed islands. Freshwater can support…

Fresh Water Reservoir Could Lead to Exclusion Zone in South China Sea
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A large reservoir of freshwater was discovered beneath Fiery Cross Reef, one of the artificial islands China made in the South China Sea. The reservoir is growing at a rate of about 1 meter (3.3 feet) per year. This is twice as fast as reservoir water level growth in naturally formed islands. Freshwater can support agriculture. Agriculture can be exported. Islands that are habitable and have commerce can qualify for UN exclusion zones. Fiery Cross Reef is 2 square kilometers (0.77 sq miles or about 470 acres). Annual rainfall was nearly 3.0 meters (118 inches) at the reef. This is
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