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Aydar Lake by Kyzyl Kum Desert, Uzbekistan

40.8N 67.0E

October 25th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Lakes

Uzbekistan - October 24th, 2011

Aydar Lake, in Uzbekistan, can be observed at the center right. It is part of the man-made Aydar-Arnasay system of lakes, in the saline depressions of the south-eastern Kyzyl Kum desert in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

Today the area of Aydar Lake is about 3,000 square kilometres (1,200 mi²). It is nearly 250 km (160 mi) long and up to 15 km (9.3 mi) wide.  The entire Aydar-Arnasay system of lakes covers an area of 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 mi²).

Aydar Lake and Kyzyl-Kum Desert, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan – May 16th, 2011

40.7N 67.1E

May 16th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Image of the day, Lakes

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan - May 2nd, 2011

The elongated lake in the lower half of this image of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan is Aydar Lake. It is part of a man-made system of lakes, which covers an area of 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 mi²) and includes 3 brackish water lakes: Lakes Aydar, Arnasay and Tuzkan.

Northwest of the lake is the Kyzyl-Kum Desert, whose territory consists mainly of an extensive plain at an altitude up to 300 m (about 1000 feet) above sea level, with a number of the depressions and highlands. Most of the area is covered with sand-dunes, which are best observed in the full image.

Syr Darya River Entering Aydar Lake, Uzbekistan

40.8N 67.0E

November 23rd, 2010 Category: Fires, Lakes, Mountains

Uzbekistan - November 9th, 2010

Waters from the Syr Darya River spill into Aydar Lake in Uzbekistan. The lake is part of the man-made Aydar-Arnasay system of lakes, the unintentional byproduct of Soviet planning.

The land northwest of the lake is covered by the Kyzyl-Kum Desert, which covers a large portion of Uzbekistan’s Navoiy Province.

East of the lake lie the Pamir Mountains, a mountain range in Central Asia formed by the junction of the Himalayas, Tian Shan, Karakoram, Kunlun, and Hindu Kush ranges. They are among the world’s highest mountains.