6th biggest river in world has been found

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    350 times greater than the River Thames of England

    Undersea river discovered flowing on sea bed - Telegraph

    Nice. Together with the already abundant on-earth water sources of Turkey, climate change can come - which will anyway come to the Middle East. UN predicts the region to dry up till the year 2040.
     
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    It's a good thing for the Turks it's saline.
    If it were fresh water murka might have to take them some FreeDumb and DemoNcracy.
     
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    Ok, I understand. We have to wait for more research if that source is convertable to drinkable water.
    Still, 22.000 cubic meters per second of water flow is huge potential for hydro-power.
    That would be an ambitious engineering project - if it is possible to build and use that source of water-flow. Turks in general industrialize their rivers.

    For example the Euphrates has an average flow of 356 cubic meter per second.
    Euphrates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Tigris has average flow of 666 cubic meter per second
    Tigris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    That new river has 22.000 cubic meter per second.
    List of rivers by average discharge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Too much trouble. Hydro power is easily attained by tidal movement but ' they" don't want that.
     
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    Underground saltwater tubing ! :woohoo:
     
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    We already produce 17% of electricity by hydro-plants.
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    Southeastern Anatolia Project
    Southeastern Anatolia Project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This is one of the greatest water projects on earth. It will be fully completed in 2010.
    It has cost 32 Billion $.

    Under the GAP project, which is considered one of the most ambitious water development projects ever undertaken, Turkey will erect 22 dams, 19 hydroelectric power stations (with around 7.5 GW of generating capacity), and an expansive network of tunnels and irrigation canals covering 1.7 million hectares of land.
    http://www.eia.doe.gov/cabs/Turkey/Electricity.html
     
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    Yes. But still, the Black Sea is already covered through extensive geological research on the sea-bed in last years.
    4 Billion $ have been invested for oil exploration there:
    usmb.com
    http://www.usmessageboard.com/energy/114430-off-shore-exploration-reach-4-billion.html#post2234984

    We found there oil and gas, so underwater-infrastructure of pipelines and electricity cables will anyway be layed there for oil extradiction. Production will start in 2015-2016:
    Exxon, Turkey sign Black Sea oil exploration deal | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Dallas Business News

    So, while we're at it underwater, it would be very visionary to also industrialize that underwater river for electricity production. In case it is technically possible. It has very huge potential for electricity generation.
    But Turkey could not undertake such project technically on its own.
     
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    Don't like the underground saltwater tubing idea huh ?
    I'm sure Israel will help with the technology.
     
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    mmmmmmm
    Turkey and Water.......mmmmm
     

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