His Highness the Aga Khan on Lake Sarez, Tajikistan with images from Prince Hussain’s Focused on Nature Collection

“From a global perspective, it is here, in Central Asia, that one of the most unusual water situations exists.

I am referring to Lake Sarez.

It is some 60 kilometres in length, containing some 17 cubic kilometres of water, is at 3200 meters altitude and has a natural dam of 550 meters, the highest of any dam in the world.

For years it has been seen as a major hazard to millions of lives in this country [Tajkistan] and in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.

– His Highness the Aga Khan, Dushanbe Fresh Water Forum
Dushanbe, Tajikistan, August 30, 2003.

Lake Sarez, Tajikistan. Images from Prince Hussain's Focused on Nature Collection.
Lake Sarez, Tajikistan. Images from Prince Hussain’s Focused on Nature Collection.

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