The disappearance of the Aral Sea … Kazastan, Uzbekistan
disappearance of the Aral Sea, known as the Aral Sea in central Asia is one of the largest natural disasters. The surface of the Aral Sea has decreased over the past fifty years by 60% and the volume of water by 80%. Reclamation of the lake is an ecological catastrophe. Once the world’s fourth largest lake with a land area of 68,000 km2, the Aral Sea is reduced by a huge amount of 60s of the 20th century, after the rivers Amu Darya and Syr Darya, and rivers that irrigate it, become part of the reclamation project of the Soviet Union .