Feb
16
2010
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What could be the largest body of water in Uzbekistan?

The Aral sea with no water (photo by giladr - CC-BY)The Aral Sea should be the largest body of water in Uzbekistan, shared with Kazakhstan, but since the 1960s it has shrunk to 10-20% of its original volume, entirely due to human intervention by draining off water from the Amu Darya (the Oxus river in classical times) to irrigate cotton fields in Uzbekistan. A good [&hel[more...]

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