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Rivers of Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan – August 26th, 2012

46.6N 75.7E

August 26th, 2012 Category: Deserts, Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Kazakhstan – August 23rd, 2012

The waters of Lake Balkhash, in Kazakhstan, range in color from bright blue to the east and milky teal to the west. Several rivers can be seen empyting into the lake (from east to west): Ayaguz River, Aksy River, Karatal River and Ili River. Much vegetation can be seen by the banks of the Ili River. Between the Ili and the Karatal lies the Saryesik-Atyrau Desert.

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