Ancient Qanat Canals for Artesian Water Flows No Longer Sufficient to Irrigate Fields of Iran Now Drying-Up


During the Ice Age, no manmade artesian flow-ways called qanats out-of-the-mountains (Zagros and Albourz) were needed for agriculture in Iran, the qanats begun circa 1200 b. c., and used throughout history up to today, but in modern times, with Iran’s population now at 80 million (anciently just a few million), wells are dug ever deeper to the water table now a thousand feet beneath the flat farmland.