Aral Sea: Before and After

By Olivia on
Since 2006, the Aral sea -- the formerly huge body of water between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan -- has shrunk dramatically.  According to, the eastern part has lost a whopping 80 percent of its water in the short time. In addition, over the past three decades 60 percent of the water in the lake has disappeared, because farmers back in the 1960s changed the course of two rivers that were flowing into it in order to water crops. First the sea split into two lakes: the...Read Full Story