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September 17, 2016 Water melts off the lowest exposed section of glacier melting on the flanks of Chok Tal in the Chon Kemin Valley. If climate change continues at the current pace, Central Asia will be without crucial glacial meltwater necessary for farming in the coming decades. Climate change in Kyrgyzstan is affecting cross border water rights in the already ethnically divided Fergana Valley, all while glaciers melt in the Tian Shan Mountains. Tensions are rising as different groups compete for scarcer and scarcer resources.