The shrinking and salinization of the Aral Sea as a result of the diversion of waters from the two rivers flowing into it, the Syr in the Northern, and the Amu in the Southern part of the Aral Sea, has, together with conversion for agriculture, caused the disappearance of most of the wetlands in the deltas of both rivers. (The term wetland is here used according to the widely accepted “Ramsar” definition. This definition describes a wetland as an area of marshland permanently or temporary wet or covered with water the depth of which does not exceed 6 meters.)
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- Flow through Wetlands for Controlling Water Quality in Discharges from Irrigated Areas
Jan C. Post Sr.
Walter J. Ochs
- Springer Netherlands
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