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Basins of the Shrinking Aral Sea

46.7N 61.6E

April 25th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Salt Flats

Aral Sea - April 14th, 2012

The Aral Sea has divided into three basins due to its incredible decrease in water levels over the last fifty years. Much of the area once covered by water is now covered by salt flats. Here, the southeastern basin shows the lowest water levels. The northern basin is partially covered by ice, best observed in the full image.

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