Tarim River; comprehensive treatment project; ecological restoration; countermeasures and suggestions
The Tarim River is the largest inland river in China, and it is also the mother river of more than 10 million people in Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Due to the increase of population and massive water consumed by the irrigation in the source region since 1960s, water flows into the mainstream of Tarim River reduced year by year. 300 000 meters river channel of the downstream and Tetme Lake in the end of the river have been dried out. Deterioration of the ecology and environment has shown a serious impact on people's life in the lower reaches of the Tarim River. Since 2001, a comprehensive control project was launched by Chinese government. Over the past 10 years, what has been changed in the Tarim River? Whether if the desired goal is achieved? And what do we need to do in the future? In this study, ecological effects of the project in the Tarim River Basin are assessed by coupling remotely sensed technique and filed-based survey data. Moreover, suggestions for ecological system restoration are put forward, which could be used as scientific basis for the ecological civilization construction in the Tarim River Basin.
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"Ecological Effect Evaluation of Comprehensive Control Project in Tarim River Basin,"
Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese Version): Vol. 32
, Article 3.
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