Syr Darya River and Aydar Lake, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan40.8N 67.0E
The fertile areas along the Syr Darya River create a veiny stretch of green that archs across Kazakhstan, east of the Aral Sea, and down into Aydar Lake in Uzbekistan. This bright turquoise lake can be seen in the lower right quadrant.
Aydar Lake is part of the man-made Aydar-Arnasay system of lakes, which covers an area of 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 mi²). This system includes 3 brackish water lakes (Aydar Kul, Arnasay and Tuzkan) located in the saline depressions of the south-eastern Kyzyl Kum (now in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan).