Aral Sea

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Ar·al Sea

An inland sea lying between southern Kazakhstan and northwest Uzbekistan. Once the fourth-largest inland body of water in the world, it has largely disappeared because of diversion of its two sources, the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya.

Aral Sea

(Placename) a lake in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, east of the Caspian Sea, formerly the fourth largest lake in the world: shallow and saline, now badly polluted; use of its source waters for irrigation led to a loss of over 50% of its area between 1967 and 1997, after which the reduction began to be slowed. Area originally (to 1960) about 68 000 sq km (26 400 sq miles); water area reduced by 2004 to about 17 158 sq km (6625 sq miles) and the lake divided into sections. Also called: Lake Aral

Ar′al Sea′

(ˈær əl)
an inland sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, E of the Caspian Sea. 26,166 sq. mi. (67,770 sq. km). Russian, A•ral•sko•ye Mo•re (ʌˈrɑl skə yə ˈmɔ ryə)
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Noun1.Aral Sea - a lake to the east of the Caspian Sea lying between Kazakhstan and UzbekistanAral Sea - a lake to the east of the Caspian Sea lying between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
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It is even probable that a sixth current existed at one time or another in the Northern Indian Ocean, when the Caspian and Aral Seas formed but one vast sheet of water.
He added that special attention was paid to the Aral sea rescue fund.
159 dated March 27, 2017, the Regulation on the procedure for the formation and use of the funds of the Aral Sea Development Fund under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan was approved.
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan will create a joint workgroup for saving the Aral Sea, Kazakh Ambassador in Uzbekistan Yerik Utembayev said during his visit to Karakalpakstan (Uzbekistan), according to the Uzbek media.
They are the main consumers of such large transboundary rivers as Syrdarya and Amudarya, which in turn form the Aral Sea basin, once the fourth largest lake in the world.
30, 2006, Tashkent announced a consortium to explore and develop oil and gas fields in the Uzbek part of the Aral Sea and adjacent areas under a 35-year EPSA.
At the OGU'98 conference held on May 20-21, 1998 at Tashkent, several blocks were offered in the western region of Ustyurt at the southern end of the Aral Sea.
It was then explained that, if the EU joined the GBPP, that would help spark innovation in green technology and in water conservation for areas like the Aral Sea.
While the Aral Sea has been drying up rapidly, the Caspian has been rising since 1978.
AE[currency]KABAT (CyHAN)- Turkmenistan has appointed Deputy Prime Minister Recep Bazarov as a board member of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS).
He follows with "Requiem for the Aral Sea," (a dead sea in Central Asia), beginning "When Man placed his hands in the Aral Sea, / it transformed instantly into a desert, / became a graveyard for rusted ships, a playground to the sands.
Within the last 30 years, the Aral Sea has lost 10% of its original size.