The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has shockingly revealed all about the present predicament of the once historic Aral Sea, based on its satellite images. According to these vivid representations, the famous Aral Sea is already in its critical level. According to its long-term studies the said irreparable environmental disaster is caused by the Chernobyl nuclear accident during the 80’s. Moreover, the Terra satellite of NASA had started to take relevant pictures of this helpless body of water in the year 2000 when this enigmatic natural resource along the Asian Central Lake had become only a fraction of its actual size in the 1960’s.

This is now how Aral Sea looks like after several years of the Chernobyl disaster.

This is now how Aral Sea looks like after several years of the Chernobyl disaster.

Historically, the once glorious Sea of Aral wason ce dubbed as the fourth biggest lake in the world. But, now it has a different geographical story to tell. It now has only 10% of its inherent water level since it was first discovered and explored by man. One of the most formidable spokespersons of NASA has said

Within 12 months, however, the southern part of the connection had been lost, and the shallower eastern basin began to quickly retreat over the subsequent years. Dry conditions in 2014 caused the basin to completely dry up for the first time in modern times.

In the past years, the heartbreaking Aral Sea disaster had resulted to the gradual collapse of those once abundant fishing communities within and around the beleaguered Aral Sea. Likewise, salty bodies of water becomes polluted over years. Also, NASA experts had noticed that the dust from the arid seabed has become a health hazard to millions of people. Again, the brilliant minds of NASA has further explained that

The loss of the moderating influence of such a large body of water made winters colder and summers hotter and drier.

At some point, there were efforts to save the debilitating condition of Aral Sea. To date, a dam was built by Kazakhstan in 2005. However, it had only become a death sentence for the dying Aral Sea. Today, environmentalists are trying to resuscitate the Sea of Aral by having of the much needed vegetation projects that are primarily spearheaded by its concerned citizens. However, these were held in abeyance due to funding problems and the inadequate imposition of a strong political will. The Aral Sea’s exact location is in Central Asia. It is between the southern section of
Kazakhstan and the northern part of Uzbekistan. Descriptively, it admirably contains 10 grams of salt per liter. During the 1960’s the Russian government had decided to divert those rivers into whatever purpose it might serve. In those years, the normal conditions of the sea it gets one-fifth of its water level from rainfall.

In the years ahead, it is optimistically hoped that the Aral Sea will be miraculously revived with God’s Divine wisdom.

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