Mariya Melnikova is a correspondent in western Kazakhstan for RFE/RL's Kazakh Service.
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November 28, 2019
Falling Water Levels Point To Deeper Ecological Malaise On Ural River
Water levels are falling on the Ural, the third-longest river in Europe. Despite a very snowy winter, the water level of the river did not rise at all this year. Pollution is also a problem, and a Russian-Kazakh commission has so far achieved little.