A blog detailing the culture, history, geography and nature of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and neighbouring areas on the lower reaches of the Amu Darya River.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Salt Issues on Farmland in the northern amu darya delta
A salt encrusted field near Kungrad.
Salt coats much of the farmland in the northern Amu Darya river delta lands. Excessive irrigation combined with existing climatic and geographic factors have caused salt to leach upwards and accumulate above the ground.