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Water transfer won’t revive Lake Urmia: official 14 May 2018

Water transfer won’t revive Lake Urmia: official

TEHRAN — Water transfer won’t restore Lake Urmia, Hedayat Fahimi, an official with the Ministry of Energy has said, noting that promoting sustainable agriculture is the way to save the lake. Lake Urmia, located in northwestern Iran, used to be the largest salt-water lake in the Middle East and a home to flamingos, pelicans, egrets […]

Is inter-basin water transfer a cure for exhausted Lake Urmia? 12 Apr 2018

Is inter-basin water transfer a cure for exhausted Lake Urmia?

TEHRAN — The “turquoise solitaire of Azarbaijan”, Lake Urmia, is meeting its end by turning into a barren field of exposed salt water and there are a few options available to restore the lake, most probably not to its former glory. The lake, located in northwestern Iran, used to be the largest salt-water lake in […]

Lake Urmia comes back to life 07 Apr 2018

Lake Urmia comes back to life

TEHRAN – During the first days of the current Iranian year 1397, Lake Urmia water level has risen compared to the past and life has come back to the lake.

Lake Urmia water level increases 12 Mar 2018

Lake Urmia water level increases

TEHRAN – The level of water in Lake Urmia, northwestern Iran, has increased thanks to releasing of water from dams and also good precipitation in the region. Lake Urmia is one of the largest permanent hypersaline lakes in the world. The volume of water at the lake in 1997 measured at 30 billion cubic meters […]

Lake Urmia depletion will cause great discomfort 21 Jan 2018

Lake Urmia depletion will cause great discomfort

TEHRAN – The total dryness of Lake Urmia will have a large negative impact on the health and livelihood of local communities and even beyond. One of the largest permanent hypersaline lakes in the world, Lake Urmia is located in the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan and was considered the largest lake in the Middle […]