Water Resources: The Basis for the Socio-Economic Development in the Lower Reaches of the Amudarya: A Case Study of Karakalpakstan
The fate of the Priaralie region and further agricultural development in the lower reaches of Amudarya depend entirely on the water policies of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. The emergence of a critical water situation during low water years (2000–2003), when the water availability in the upstream and middlestream of the river fluctuated in the range of 80–85%, and declined to 16% in the northern regions of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, is evidence of this dependence.
KeywordsLower Reach Irrigate Land Central Asian Country Ecological Water Requirement Ecological Object
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