Kyzyl-Orda Protests South-Kazakhstan Water Reservoir Project

7 Apr 2008 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ASTANA, Kazakhstan

— Authorities in Kazakhstan's Kyzyl-Orda region have raised objections over a plan by the national government to construct a water reservoir on the Syr Darya River in the South-Kazakhstan region. In late March, the Kazakh government made a decision to construct the Koksarai reservoir which is planned to spread across 466 square kilometers and hold 3 billion cubic meters of water, in an effort to prevent flood situations in the country's southern regions. The Kyzyl-Orda regional legislature and the governor, however, object to its construction because the reservoir may decrease the amount of water feeding the North Aral, one of the two lakes into which the shrinking Aral Sea has divided...

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