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Will the Aral Sea come back?

This video was prepared by Toprak – Su – Enerji (Soil – Water – Energy) Study Group in Turkey. The video consists of sections of interviews with the local community and representatives during a journey to the Aral Sea Basin in May 2011. Existing situation of the water problem of the Aral Sea is described and key suggestions for the solution are given in the video.

As a result of the studies carried on for saving the Aral Sea, the North Aral Sea partially came back and water level reached to 42 meters. After the completion of the second phase of the project, water level will increase to the level of 46 meters. But, the Aral Sea will not reach to the level of 53 meters in 1960s. Solution for the South Aral Sea seems to be difficult. The South Aral Sea is almost completely dried up and and remaining water level is at 29 meters. Read more

Did you know…? Facts and figures about Uzbekistan – The Aral Sea Basin

  • The Aral Sea basin contains over 14,752 glaciers with a total area of some 1,043 km2. The ones located in Uzbekistan account for 1.1% of the total glaciated area in Central Asia. Recent assessments indicate that the country’s glaciers and ice reserves are receding. Since 1957 the glaciers have shrunk by almost 20%, losing 104 billion m3 of water. Read more