Top spectacular natural landmarks of the world (P.294) Aral Sea: The vast desert that was once a lake


( The Aral Sea was once a vast lake, home to rich fisheries and lively harbors. Today, this place is a quiet desert filled with post-apocalyptic landscape.

The Aral Sea is a former lake that was located in Central Asia. It was once the fourth-largest lake in the world, but it has been shrinking rapidly since the 1960s.


The Aral Sea was formed about 25 million years ago when the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers created a basin in the Central Asian steppe. The rivers brought sediment and water to the basin, which eventually filled with water and formed the lake. The Aral Sea was once the fourth-largest lake in the world, with a surface area of over 68,000 square miles. However, it has been shrinking rapidly due to the diversion of its two main feeder rivers, the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya for irrigation.


The Aral Sea's landscape is now a desert-like region with salt flats, sand dunes, and abandoned ships. The once-thriving fishing industry is gone, and the region is now suffering from dust storms and water shortages. Where there used to be crashing waves and a bustling harbor, now there is just dry land, filled with rocks and rusty boats left behind in the sun, but unexpectedly. has become a place to take selfies for many tourists.


There are a number of efforts underway to try to save the Aral Sea. The future of the Aral Sea is uncertain. However, the efforts that are underway give hope that the lake can be saved.



According to the Internet

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