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Aral Sea
The Aral Sea has been shrinking since the 1960's. In the late 1950's the Soviet government
diverted much of the water from rivers that flowed to the Aral Sea for irrigation of
agriculture for cotton and rice.
By 2007 the sea had declined to just 10% its original…

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In 1901 the Alamo Canal was begun to bring irrigation water from the Colorado River to the
farmers of the Imperial Valley in Southern California, however much if it passed through
Mexico causing political tensions.
The All American Canal on American land was built to secure a water supply for…

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An agricultural sump- it acts as a receiving basin for runoff from irrigated farmlands, formed
when the canal banks collapsed allowing the Colorado River to fill a natural hollow with water
creating a large lake which supported biodiversity. However it is now threatened.
1. Water mixes with pesticides having irrigated…

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Dams built will reduce flow to them until their reservoirs fill up they fear they could withhold
water for political reasons.
They reviewed the scheme in 2004 and amended the IIisu dam which damaged surrounding
settlements and the environment. However some people in the Kurdish village were forced
to resettle.…


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