Karun River

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  • Water transfer system to Shadegan wetland inaugurated 2019-07-03 20:59

    Water transfer system to Shadegan wetland inaugurated

    TEHRAN – A water transfer system has been established to transfer water from Karun river to Shadegan wetland in order to revive the international wetland, Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Mandaeans practicing baptism in Karun River
2018-07-18 12:27

    Mandaeans practicing baptism in Karun River

    Followers of Mandaeism are seen as performing baptism in Karun River, Khuzestan province. The Mandaean community reveres John the Baptist, who they call Yehyea Yahana. Baptism, or masbuta, is the key ritual of this gnostic faith. Unlike Christians, Mandaeans may be baptised hundreds, even thousands of times over the course their life. Tehran Times / Mehdi Pedramkhoo

  • A sad photo of Karun taken in December 2017. Once the only navigable river of the country, Karun now suffers from drought and mismanagement. Photo by Mehdi Pedramkhoo / Tehran Times 2018-04-10 19:30

    Stop dam building and water transfer projects: environmentalists

    TEHRAN – A group of environmentalists have issued a statement, urging all dam building and water transfer projects around Zayanderud, Karun and Dez rivers to be halted in a bid to deal with the severe drought conditions that have affected western part of the country.

  • Migratory birds 2017-12-05 11:48

    Migratory birds flocking to Karun 

    The first flock of migratory birds including ivory gulls, herons, and cormorant, have flown to the Karun river to winter in southern Iran.   Every year with the onset of cold seasons many migratory birds wing their ways to tropical areas near the Persian Gulf and the wetlands located in southern Iran which supply them with adequate food and warmth.

  • Buffalos, children’s playmates  2017-09-05 12:20

    Buffalos, children’s playmates 

    Gavmish Abad (literally translated as the land of buffalos) is located on the outskirts of Karun county, southwestern Khuzestan province, where the life of the locals is mingled with the Karun River and buffalos.  Drop of water level and the entry of various pollutants into the river have made the life of buffalos tough as for the locals, but it won’t wipe away laughter off their children’s face. TehranTimes / Mehdi Pedramkhoo

  • Recurrent dust storms, public utility outage provoked protests in Ahwaz 2017-02-16 20:38

    Dust storm, public utility outage spark protests in Ahwaz

    TEHRAN — Recurrent periods of suffocating dust storms, lately accompanied by crippling power and water supply cuts, have provoked public protests in the city of Ahwaz, southwestern province of Khuzestan.