Turkmenistan lakes

Mademade lakes in Turkmenistan

July 17th, 2009 Turkmenistan has begun ambitious attempt to create a vast lake in the centre of the country’s Karakum desert. Experts have expressed dismay at the quixotic Soviet-style project, though the Turkmenistan authorities insist the lake will attract migratory birds, stimulate biodiversity and make flowers and plants bloom in a country that is 80% desert. The Guardian