Aral Sea

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Aral Sea
Aral Sea 1989-2008.jpg
The Aral Sea in 1989 (left) an 2008 (richt)
LocationKazakhstan - Uzbekistan,
Central Asie
Coordinates45°N 60°E / 45°N 60°E / 45; 60Coordinates: 45°N 60°E / 45°N 60°E / 45; 60
Teependorheic, naitural loch, reservoir (North)
Primary inflowsNorth: Syr Darya
South: grundwatter anly
(previously the Amu Darya)
Catchment aurie1,549,000 km2 (598,100 sq mi)
Basin kintrasAfghanistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Surface aurie17,160 km2 (6,626 sq mi)
(2004, fower lochs)
28,687 km2 (11,076 sq mi)
(1998, twa lochs)
68,000 km2 (26,300 sq mi)
(1960, ane loch)
North:
3,300 km2 (1,270 sq mi) (2008)
Sooth:
3,500 km2 (1,350 sq mi) (2005)
Average deepthNorth: 8.7 m (29 ft) (2007)
Sooth: 14–15 m (46–49 ft)(2005)
Max. deepthNorth:
42 m (138 ft) (2008)[1]
18 m (59 ft) (2007)
30 m (98 ft) (2003)
Sooth:
37–40 m (121–131 ft) (2005)
102 m (335 ft) (1989)
Watter vollumNorth: 27 km3 (6 cu mi) (2007)
Surface elevationNorth: 42 m (138 ft) (2007)
Sooth: 29 m (95 ft) (2007)
53.4 m (175 ft) (1960)[2]
SettlementsAral

The Aral Sea (Kazakh: Арал Теңізі Aral Teñizi; Uzbek: Orol Dengizi; Roushie: Аральскοе Мοре Aral'skoye Morye; Tajik: Баҳри Арал Bahri Aral; aulder Persie: دریای خوارزمDaryâ-ye Khârazm) wis a loch lyin atween Kazakhstan (Aktobe an Kyzylorda provinces) in the north an Karakalpakstan, an autonomous region o Uzbekistan, in the sooth.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "The Kazakh Miracle: Recovery of the North Aral Sea". Environment News Service. 1 August 2008. Archived frae the original on 12 Apryle 2010. Retrieved 22 Mairch 2010. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  2. JAXA - South Aral Sea shrinking but North Aral Sea expanding
1960–2014