The Aral Sea basin in figures
Area of basin 1 550 000 km2
Irrigated area 7.95 million ha (excluding Afghanistan)
Renewable water resources 130 km3 of water per year
Total amount of water reservoirs with capacity of more than 100 million m3 80
Total capacity of water reservoirs 60 km3
Total length of irrigation network:
- inter-farm 47.75 th. km
- on-farm 268.6 th. km
Total amount of drainage wells 865 th.
Total length of collector-drainage network 191.9 th. km,
- including subsurface 47.9 th. km
Electric power generation 126 billion kW h,
- including hydro electric power 34.5 billion kW h
Water-resources scheme includes such a unique water reservoir as Toktogul with capacity of 19 km3, Charvak, Andijan and Nurek hydrounits with dams of 100-350 m in height, Karakum canal that is one of the largest gravity-flow carriers in the world with stream flow of 600 m3/sec and length of 1400 km, unique water lifting cascades, including Karshi cascade with flows of 350 m3/sec and lifting height of 180 m and so on.