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Miraculous catch in Kazakhstan's northern Aral Sea (Inglês)

The northern Aral Sea in Kazakhstan was choppy and water flushed through a sluice, washing down fish into a channel leading towards the southern Aral Sea. The new dike, financed by the World Bank, has helped raise water levels in a once-dying sea. That increase has revived local fisheries, restored hope in long-suffering communities, and even affected the microclimate - clouds in May and rainstorms used to be unheard of in an area parched by decades of environmental abuse. As more water became available for irrigation and fields were better protected from floods, more farmers were likely to place additional land in production. The next step was to improve the irrigation efficiency of two-thirds of the land in the Kazakh part of the Aral Sea basin. Additional waterworks were planned to restore wetlands and fishing lakes in the delta region.

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  • Data do documento

    2006/06/27

  • TIpo de documento

    Informativo

  • No. do relatório

    92496

  • Nº do volume

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • País

    Cazaquistão,

  • Região

    Europa e Ásia Central,

  • Data de divulgação

    2015/02/09

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Nome do documento

    Miraculous catch in Kazakhstan's northern Aral Sea

  • Palavras-chave

    water level;bucket of water;dam;local resident;delta region;international efforts;amu darya;mountainous country;city official;environmental disaster;hydraulic work;irrigation efficiencies;national investment;local fishery;Fisheries;

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