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Central Gobi (4)

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(Haiyan Helen Yu, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford). One of the most serious problems for China today and in the foreseeable future is the water crisis caused by rapid socio-economic development, urbanization, industrialization, uneven water distribution, water pollution and inefficient water use.

A chain of four saline lakes at the foot of the Gobi Altai, ranging from 1100m to 1235m in altitude. The lakes are shallow, with a saucer-shaped depth profile, and vary considerably in size both seasonally and from year to year. These lakes are known to be an important staging area for migratory waterfowl,

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