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The ditches that accidentally boosted a thirsty region’s water supply

A farmer stands at an irrigation pump in an expansive field of rice on farmland near Hisar, Haryana, India.

A farmer inspects the irrigation pump in a rice paddy in northwestern India, where the underlying aquifer has been sustained by leaky canals. Credit: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg via Getty

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Nature 605, 10 (2022)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-01131-1

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