The Aral Sea is situated in the large lowlands of Turan, in the Karakum and Kyzylkum deserts.
The pollution effect is aggravated by the fact that the Aral Sea is situated on the "highway" where strong currents of air are blowing from the West to the East.
The other dangerous consequence of desiccation of the Aral Sea is a continuing degradation of mountain glaciers of the Himalayas, the Pamirs, the Tien Shan and the Altais, which are feeding the Syrdarya and the Amudarya rivers with vivifying moisture.
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