Aral Sea Disaster

Authored by: Guy Fipps

Managing Water Resources and Hydrological Systems

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  July  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138342668
eBook ISBN: 9781003045045
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781003045045-33

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Abstract

The Aral Sea is one of the worst ecological disasters on our planet. What was once the world’s fourth largest inlet sea, the Aral Sea has lost over 60% of its surface area, two-third of its volume, declined 40 m in depth, and has fallen to the eighth largest inland body of water in the world.

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