Shrinking lake: Dry times ahead in Kazakhstan

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KUIGAN, Kazakhstan — In eastern Kazakhstan, a lake is slowly dying.

But in this village of 1,800 people on the southwestern tip of Lake Balkhash, fishermen don’t believe the lake is shrinking.

“We call it the ‘ocean’ because if you’re out on the water in a storm, you realize it’s just as dangerous,” says Oleg Schumacher, one of the village’s 200 fishermen. “Look how much water the Ili River [which feeds to the lake] has this year.”

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