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The history of the Aral Sea

Aral riverAral Sea endothelial salt lake in Central Asia, on the limit between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Since the 1960s of the XX century the sea level (and the amount of water in it) is declining rapidly due to diversion of water from the main supply of the Amudarya and Syrdarya.

Prior to the shoaling of the Aral Sea was the fourth largest lake in the world. Over-extraction of water for irrigation of agricultural land in the world has made the fourth-largest lake, the sea, above the rich life in the barren desert.
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Posted by on September 11, 2012 in Earth, Historical, Human, Island, Mysterious, Nature, Ocean

 

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