Environmental Issues : Aral Sea - Case study
Environmental Issues :
Aral Sea - Case study
. Was 4th largest inland sea in 1960's now 7 th largest
.situated between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
> Due to irrigation (artificial watering of land )method of taking water from the rivers Amu Darya and the
> This water was used by the Russians to feed the cotton fields that they owned
> cotton nicknamed ( WHITE GOLD ) because of its value on the market
> This lead to the Aral Sea shrinking and leading to desertification this making the climate begin to warm.
>This catastrophe lead to fish depletion in both stocks and species , work becoming scares and also drinking water becoming hard to find , because it became salt water .
> countries climate heating up because of less moisture
>5 year plan made by Russians before start of irrigation
> Kok Aral dam built in order to rehydrate the Aral sea and save it from becoming desert.
> North Aral is slowly recovering but nothing yet has been done for south Aral