Azerbaijani scientist: The Caspian Sea may suffer the fate of the Aral Sea

The Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences expects that in 30 years the Caspian Sea will suffer the fate of the Aral Sea.

Fakhruddin Kadyrov, a member of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, said: “If the decline in the water level in the Caspian Sea continues for the next 25-30 years, this sea may suffer the fate of the Aral Sea, the southern part of which dried up in the summer of 2009.”

He stated this in his speech at the international conference “Caspian water level fluctuations in the context of climate change, expectations and measures.”

He continued: “Our research has shown that the water level in the Caspian Sea was twice as high 100 years ago as it is now. Since 2005, the water level has been falling by 10 centimeters every year. The Caspian Sea lasts 25 years, then its northern and eastern part may suffer the fate of the Aral Sea, whose southern part dried up in the summer of 2009.

The Caspian Sea borders Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

Source: RIA Novosti