Accession Number : AD0707557

Title :   SOVIETS TO BUILD 'SEAS' IN DESERT REGIONS,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Esenov,R.

Report Date : 08 MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The staff of the (Turkmen State Planning, Surveying, and Scientific Research Institute of Water Management Construction) has begun planning for the construction of one of Central Asia's largest artificial seas. The new reservoir, which will overflow into the upper section of the V. I. Lenin Karakum Canal, will hold more than three billion cubic meters of water from the Amudar'ya River. When completed, it will make possible the accurate control of the quantity of precious moisture fed into the Karakum Canal, along with the regulation of the runoff of the Amudar'ya. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDROLOGY, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), (*DAMS, DESERTS), WATER SUPPLIES, CONSTRUCTION, SEA WATER, INLAND WATERWAYS, MOISTURE, SILT, SAND, FISHES, REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY), USSR

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE