The vanishing Aral Sea •

Last update: November 16th, 2019 at 11:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the Aral Sea in central Asia.

The body of water, which was once the fourth-largest lake in the world, has been shrinking ever since the Soviet Union diverted two major rivers to irrigate farmland in the 1960s.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory


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