During the last 60 years Aral Sea has almost completely dryed up. This shrinking is considered to be “one of the planet’s worst environmental disasters”.

I took the surface outlines of Aral Sea from past 60 years and combined them together into a single 3D paper cube:

3D Paper Model of Shrinking Aral Sea

3D Paper Model of Shrinking Aral Sea

3D Paper Model of Shrinking Aral Sea

SVG template is here: 3D Paper Model of Shrinking Aral Sea

Here is data visualization focused on Central Asia which features the shrinking Aral Sea as well and provides more information on the region (thanks to Nickolaï). The original data and maps of the shrinking Aral Sea were prepared in late 1990s by the visualisation team of UNEP / GRID-Arendal in Norway in collaboration with KyrGIS cartographic laboratory in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan