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Kenya's "Vanishing" Mutara River

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From its source in the wetlands between Thigio and Subego, Mutara releases at least 15,800 cubic metres of water per minute. But somewhere between the source and end at Ewaso Nyiro, some 75 kilometres downstream, the river simply vanishes. So where does the water go, and why have all efforts over the years to ensure River Mutara continues flowing all year round failed?

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