Shipwrecks of the Aral Sea [ALBUM]

By Tanya Fraser August 6, 2012

New Flickr album: Shipwrecks of the Aral Sea.

Once one of the largest lakes in the world, the Aral Sea has been on a steady decline since the ’60s.  In an ongoing effort to save this body of water, Kazakhstan’s North Aral Sea Dam project has risen the north’s water level to it’s highest point in over five years. Things are looking bleak, however for the South Aral Sea.

The Aral Sea - Then and Now

1989 and 2008

Click on the ship to check out the treasures left behind by Soviet irrigation projects.

Our friends Will and Tommy are driving from England to Mongolia this summer and we gave them the Fizz blog to document the adventure. You know Fizz, in for a penny in for a pound. Check back here to follow their journey.

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