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Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: Trip to the Dying Aral Sea

Written by Alexander Sodiqov On 28 January 2014 @ 9:34 am | 1 Comment

In Central Asia & Caucasus, Citizen Media, Disaster, English, Environment, Kazakhstan, Photography, Quick Reads, Russian, Travel, Uzbekistan

The Aral Sea [1] lying between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan was once one of the world's four largest lakes. Over the last five decades, however, the sea has lost over 90 percent of its original size, mainly as a result of disastrous irrigation projects which diverted rivers feeding it. On the Caravanistan travel blog, Aziz Murtazaev presents [2] a photo report about his recent trip to the “dying sea”. A more detailed report by the blogger, in Russian, can be accessed here [3] and here [4].


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[1] Aral Sea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_Sea

[2] presents: http://caravanistan.com/trip-reports/aral-sea-trip/

[3] here: http://muraziz.com/2013/10/06/aral-sea-trip-part-i/

[4] here: http://muraziz.com/2013/11/16/aral-sea-trip-part-ii/

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