“The use of the water of the rivers (there were more than 10 of them) flowing into the Kyzylagach Bay for economic purposes and the sharp depletion of the bay caused serious damage to freshwater reserves," it was stated in the annual report of the Institute of Geography of ANAS, APA reports.
It is noted that at present not a single river, except for Gumbashi and Boladi, reaches the bay. Over the past 100 years (1920-2020), the level of the Caspian Sea has decreased from 26 to 28 meters below sea level.
“At present, due to the fact that the sea level continues to decrease, the areas of the Kurdili Island and the Sara Peninsula are rapidly expanding. By contrast, the area of the bays is shrinking. The level of Kyzylagach Bay is the same as the sea level ”.