Bodies of water

Lake in Turkey’s south completely dries up

Lake Avlan, a major lake in Turkey's Mediterranean province of Antalya, has completely dried out due to the effects of global warming and irresponsible agricultural irrigation.

Lack of rainfall and irresponsible agricultural irrigation has turned the freshwater lake of 850 hectares in the province of Antalya's Elmalı district into a desert.

Turkey’s fifth-largest lake faces drought threat

Lake Akşehir, a tectonic freshwater endorheic lake in Turkey's southwestern province of Konya, has almost dried up due to years of low rainfall and misusage of its water for agricultural purposes.

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The 54-square-kilometer lake considerably shrank this year, with a swamp and reeds taking over its coast, along with weeds outgrowing on the shores.

Lake in Turkey’s west dries up due to drought, improper irrigation

Lake Marmara in Turkey's western province of Manisa has almost dried up due to years of low rainfall and misusage of its water for agricultural purposes.

Created by the State Hydraulic Works (DSİ) for agricultural irrigation in 1945, the lake used to give an average of 150 million cubic meters of water per year to the Gediz Plain.

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