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Xinjiang Lake is Shrinking

March 1 | No Comments

Bezdomny ex Patria posted a translation for a Beijing News article that talks about the shrinking of the Aibi Lake here in Xinjiang.  Good stuff.

Unfortunately, Xinjiang doesn’t have a good track record with lakes, the most recent extinction being the Lop Nor lake near the Taklamakan Desert and the Aiding Lake in Turpan.  Hopefully things will fare better with Aibi.

UPDATE – Dec 2011: China and the World Bank have committed to investing $12.18 million US dollars to save this lake.

The shrinking Aibi Lake in the Chinese province of Xinjiang

You can see Urumqi (Wulumuqi) on the right and Karamay above.  The lake is near the Yili district and marked by the “A”.

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Josh is a writer, musician and entrepreneur who currently resides in Urumqi, capital of China's western province of Xinjiang. He has been traveling and writing about this region since 2006 and has no plans to stop in the near future.

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