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Freshwater issues in Mongolia

Freshwater ecosystems of Mongolia are subject to increasing and multiplying threats, including overgrazing, dams and irrigation systems, mining and gravel extraction, climate change impacts, and weak water management policies and institutional frameworks.

Water resources of Mongolia are limited and unevenly distributed within the country and there are three main hydrological Basins: Arctic Ocean basin, Pacific Ocean basin and Central Asian Internal Drainage basin. The Central Asian Internal Drainage basin is the largest one and includes the Great Lakes Depression, including Uvs Lake, Khar-Us Lake, Khar Lake, and Khyargas Lake.

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Batnasan N., (2004), Freshwater Issues in Mongolia


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