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Video: Fears grow for Kazakh lake
Balkash threatened by over-irrigation caused in part by industrial neighbour China.
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2009 18:15 GMT

It is Central Asia's second-largest lake and home to more than three million people, but Kazakhstan's Lake Balkash is under threat.

The desert-locked sea is shrinking due to over-irrigation, caused in part by industrial neighbours such as China.

Many are concerned it could suffer the same fate as the Aral Sea, and eventually disappear.

Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker travelled with a team of scientists to Lake Balkhash - to find out why history could be about to repeat itself.

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