Although I have never personally felt the need to research this, I am pleased that someone has, and even more pleased that they have an answer.
From the Practical Bible website comes a “Creationism Moment” with Ian Taylor
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"In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened."
Evolutionists and atheists like to think they've got Bible-believing creationists stumped when they ask, "If a worldwide flood really happened, where did all the water go? If Noah's flood covered the mountaintops, what happened to all that water?"
Creationists have often responded by saying that the water ended up in the deep ocean trenches like the Mariana trench in the western Pacific. The trench is so deep, the world's tallest mountains could be submerged without breaking the ocean's surface!
But another answer was suggested by the recent discovery of a vast reservoir of water that's three times larger than all of the world's oceans combined! As reported in NewScientist, "The water is hidden inside a blue rock called ringwoodite that lies 700 kilometres – that's 434 miles – underground in the mantle, the layer of hot rock between Earth's surface and its core."
According to researcher Steven Jacobsen of Northwestern University, "It's good evidence the Earth's water came from within." This statement by a secular scientist agrees with the Bible when it says that in addition to the rain, the "fountains of the great deep" were broken up.
This could also explain where all the water went after the flood subsided. It suggests that the waters of the flood ended up in the sponge-like ringwoodite that's buried beneath the entire United States and possibly the whole world. Christians never need to fear the charges brought against the Bible by atheists and evolutionists.
Notes: "Massive 'ocean' discovered towards Earth's core", A. Coghlan, NewScientist, 6/12/14.
Science 13 June 2014: Vol. 344 no. 6189 pp. 1265-1268 DOI: 10.1126/science.1253358.
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