Aral Sea water conflicts case study

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  • Created by: Emily
  • Created on: 01-06-11 15:11

Aral Sea-Example of restoration

  • It is located in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
  • The two rivers that flow into the Aral Sea are the Syr Darya and the Amu Darya.
  • It has been drying up because the Soviet Union used it for irrigation under the Soviet Union Irrigation Project.
  • It was always salt water however there has been an increase in salinity. 
  • In 2007, it was 10% of it's original size and it was splitting into three separate lakes of which only one is suitable for fishing.
  • The water is heavily polluted because of weapon testing, industrial projects, pesticides and fertiliser run-off.
  • There are problems with wind blown salt because of the dried up seabed. This has lead to some public health problems because of salt and dust laden air. 
  • Goats are now being grazed on land that was previously covered by the sea.
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"only 82 out of 70 mammal species survive" I think this is a typo, any ideas what it is suppossed to say?

Other than that this is a great help :)

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