Expert told why the level of water in Big Almaty Lake decreases
Over the last 30-40 years, glaciers of all mountain systems of the planet have decrease by 30%.
The level of water in Big Almaty Lake decreases. It is caused by the decrease of glaciers by 30%, BNews.kz reports with a reference to INA Kazinform.
“We face the problem, and this is a common problem of all mountain systems. Over the last 30-40 years, glaciers of all mountain systems of the planet have decreased by 30%. This problem has also affected the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains, and Pik Talgar. That is an objective factor, Kazakhstan holds the longest monitoring of glaciers,” said Igor Kovalev, Director of the Department of Trans-border Rivers of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Big Almaty Lake is a famous destination among all tourists of Kazakhstan. It is natural alpine reservoir located in the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains, 15 km south from the centre of Almaty and 2511 meters above sea level.