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2001 October Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

October 2001 Report—Chapter 1—Section 2

Exhibit 1.2.6—Damage to the Aral Sea

In the 1960s, the Aral Sea was the world's fourth largest inland body of water. By 1995, it had lost 75 percent of its water volume and its surface area had shrunk by half.