There wasn’t much standing water, if any, within the area we were working. All of the wadis were dry, although there was water beneath the surface to allow for the green foliage pictured here. At that time – 1975 – Somalia was having the worst drought in its history up to then.


The worst drought in the country’s history was occurring during 1974 and 1975, thus the lack of any surface water whatsoever in this wadi.

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