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Improving reclamation condition of arable land around West Karmakshi Collector


Title Improving reclamation condition of arable land around West Karmakshi Collector
Category of tools Collector-drainage system
Field of application

• Use of water resources
• Use of land resources

Usability of practice for adaptation to climate change Moderate
Used by

Country: Kazakhstan

Province: Kyzylorda Region

District: Karmakshy District

Settlement: a/o “Aktobe”, a/o “III International”

Local specifics

The site is located in the lower reaches of the Syr Darya River (inter-riverbed depression strip)

Practice usage period

Start date: 01.01.2010

End date: 31.12.2011

Problem solved through this practice

Increasing secondary land salination, deterioration of col-lector and drainage system (CDS)

Tools used in the practice

A set of measures to enhance land reclamation condition (collector cleaning using special equipment, reconstruction of hydraulic engineering installations, etc.)

Description of the practice and its results

The capital repair of inter-farm West Karmakshi Collector (WKC) is necessitated by the fact that in its current condition the Collector didn't provide for timely drainage of drainages and discharge water from cropland in the Left-Bank Massif.


Financial and economic:
Increased crop productivity, mainly rice and forage crops

Enhanced reclamation condition of land in the Left-Bank Massif

Lessons learnt and recommendations made

Lessons learnt:
Allocation of resources for cleaning CDS proved more efficient than other target actions

Regular and timely execution of running and capital collector cleaning is necessary to ensure its proper operation

Source of practice

Domestic tools (outcomes of research by domestic R&D organizations)

Funding source Ministry of Reclamation and Water Management of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Form submission date 29.03.2018
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