While the waters drained, solar reflectors positioned in polar orbit would restore the remainder of the water to the poles as sea ice and glaciers. Genetically modified organisms would be deposited in and around the new bodies of water to create a usable soil base and reduce the effects of erosion, an effort first attempted by the Great Green Wall project of the late 2010s. Desert would slowly become savanna grasslands and even forests, and the once desolate Sahara would be eroded into three major, but substantially smaller deserts. At the behest of local governments, some of the new harbors created by the rising tide would be retained by dredging out their bases, serving as critical infrastructure to give North Africa a place to ship what would become the wealth of the new Sahara.
EDIT: Due to some legitimate observations about the placement of the rivers, I have amended the map to reflect the actual river layouts of the ancient Sahara:
you should also include the Yellow Nile; a former tributary of the Nile river which flowed down from the east Chadian highlands when the Sahara was wetter, until about 4000 years ago. After that it was a well known seasonal wadi until recent centuries when it dried up forever. It would be cool to see a three-headed Nile again in a wetter world.
Sorry for asking on an old post but I was wondering if you had a blank political map for the lakes and land editing, I was working on a alternate history map where the Desert was terraformed to look like this for land development during a more advanced 1960's up to now.
It looks good, but there is a part that is not correct.
The areas surrounding the Nile was savannah and the Yellow Nile flowed with surrounding marshy areas.
The Sahara dissapeared completely 9000 years ago.
Sorry for a comment on a very old post, but can I possibly use this for an alternate history about what if the Sahara was Green. I will credit you if that is what you want. If this is not okay, I understand, I already have to do this alternate history about Chinese Colonization of the Americas soon based off a poll.
Are Red Sea mountains not enough for the hydrogen cycle?
Is the qattara depression does not help to increase the rain?
What is the average rainfall in Egypt at this time?