Sunday, April 09, 2006

Seas that were vanishing are now reappearing

The major environmental news agencies have been decrying the loss of water from lakes, rivers, and seas, such as the Aral Sea, the fourth largest water body in the world, from an excessive need and use of water. The Aral Sea showing a loss of 75% of its water supply is in the news again this week with the Kok-Aral Dam waters flowing back into the sea years ahead of schedule. Working with the World Bank and Karzakhstan government, builders of the Kok-Aral dam and a system of dikes, restoring millions of cubic feet of water into the Central Asian sea replenishing hundreds of villages' shorelines and agricultural irrigation canals, fish populations and a depleted water supply for over a million people living near the water body.

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