Western Dioscuria

An area north the Meroe Badlands where the German government has settlements. Primarily the martian cities of Dioscuria, Protonilus and Ismenilus, which are linked by a dead canal. The area is in the extreme North, close to the icecap and so receives enough water from rain and local water sources that life is not dependent on the canals for water. In the spring, sufficient ground water flows through the "dead" canal to support farming and other forms of agriculture.