List of drying lakes

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Satellite imagery from 1984 to 2014 revealing Lake Urmia's diminishing surface area.

A number of lakes throughout the world are drying or completely dry due to irrigation or urban use diverting inflow. Climate change is also a factor in drying some lakes.[1]



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  2. ^ Spencer, Richard (2009-10-10). "Jordan to refill shrinking Dead Sea with salt water". The Telegraph. 
  3. ^ Partov, Hassan (1998). "Lake Hamoun". United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): DEWA/GRID Europe. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Abou-Diwan, Antoine (2013-09-10). "Salton Sea could be worse than Owens Lake". Imperial Valley Press. 
  5. ^ "Vanishing Lake Chad — A Water Crisis in Central Africa". Circle of Blue. 2008-06-24. 
  6. ^ "Aral Sea 'one of the planet's worst environmental disasters'". The Telegraph. 2010-04-05. 
  7. ^ Brewer, Chris (2004). Historic Tulare County: A Sesquicentennial History, 1852–2002. p. 54. 
  8. ^ "Iran's largest lake turning to salt". Associated Press. 2011-05-25. 
  9. ^ Sahaguin, Louis (2006-12-07). "In Owens Valley, water again flows" (PDF). Los Angeles Times. 
  10. ^ Chereb, Sandra (2009-04-29). "Loon festival canceled - lake is drying up". Associated Press. 
  11. ^ "History of the Mono Lake Committee". Mono Lake Committee. 
  12. ^ "China's largest freshwater lake dries up". The Gardian. 
  13. ^ "White Bear Lake levels continue to be in dispute". KARE11 News. 2015-06-22. 
  14. ^ Blackburn, Elliott (2011-01-13). "Lubbock water supplier switches off pumps at Lake Meredith to preserve what's left". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. 
  15. ^ "South Australia seeks more Murray River flow from upstream states to fight Lake Albert salinity". ABC Online. 2014-09-02. 
  16. ^ Ker, Peter (2011-01-25). "Parched lake may end 15-year dry". The Age. Retrieved 2016-09-20. 
  17. ^ "Lake Poopo dries up". Reuters. 2015-12-17. 
  18. ^ Woodford, James (30 November 2002). "Getting to the bottom of the Lake George mystery". Sydney Morning Herald. 
  19. ^ Upadhyay, Vineet (May 26, 2017). "Naini lake drying up, experts worried, tourists dismayed". Times of India. 
  20. ^ "Drying of Lake Faguibine, Mali". Earth Observatory. NASA. August 10, 2008. 
  21. ^ von Bertrab, Etienne (October 1, 2003). "Guadalajara's water crisis and the fate of Lake Chapala: a reflection of poor water management in Mexico". Environment and Urbanization. International Institute for Environment and Development. 15 (2): 127. doi:10.1177/095624780301500204. 
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