Dried Up Seas
Also destroyed is the muskrat -trapping industry in the deltas of the Amu Darya and Syr Darya, which used to yield as many as 500,000 pelts a year. By 1997 it had shrunk to 10 per cent of
its original size and split into a large southern Uzbek part and a
smaller Kazakh portion.
"Water is a source of conflict in this area," Goldstein told OurAmazingPlanet.