aral sea

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  • Created on: 27-03-19 13:43
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  • Aral Sea
    • background
      • former 4th largest inland body of water
      • 2 port cities had developed
      • 60,000 people relied on sea
    • causes
      • fuel cotton production in former soviet union - 60s
        • Uzbekistan 12th largest exporter of cotton 'white gold'
    • impacts
      • by 2007 shrunk by 90%
      • contaminants left in the sand when the soil eroded are toxic to people
      • shrunk due to evaporation and lack of recharge from rivers
      • mass migration in 1980s - 2000s
    • anthropogenic
  • diverted syr and amu darya rivers
    • causes
      • fuel cotton production in former soviet union - 60s
        • Uzbekistan 12th largest exporter of cotton 'white gold'
    • carried snow melt from mountainous areas
  • player
    • former soviet union
    • Kazakhstan / Uzbekistan farmers locals gov.
    • fishing community
      • locals
    • world bank

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