The vanishing Aral Sea • Earth.com

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, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

 

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