Can You Go Fishing in a Desert?

What! In the driest place in the world? But the answer is yes! In places like the Sahara Desert in Africa, people can fish in the many underground streams which lie on top of a layer of clay beneath the sand.

The water feeding these streams comes from nearby mountains where rain does fall. This mountain water sifts through rocks down into the desert valleys. Even though some rain does fall on the hot dry desert, the heat causes it to evaporate before it hits the ground.

So, all a hardy and determined fisherman has to do is dig down through the sand, have some patience, and he may very well land himself some fine freshwater fish.

These same underground streams create oases in the desert and supply water to the millions of date palm trees that grow there!

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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