Lake Urmia

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  • 2,700-year-old bricks on view at Urmia Museum of Archaeology 2022-07-27 19:04

    2,700-year-old bricks on view at Urmia Museum of Archaeology

    TEHRAN – A collection of rare Mannaean bricks, which date back some 2700 years, has been put on show at the Urmia Museum of Archaeology in northwest Iran.

  • دریاچه ارومیه 2022-07-20 17:15

    Some $10m allocated to Lake Urmia revival plan

    TEHRAN – A budget of 3 trillion rials (about $10 million) has been allocated to accelerate the progress of the Lake Urmia restoration program.

  • Lake Urmia in grave peril 2022-07-13 17:02

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Lake Urmia in grave peril

    TEHRAN – Lake Urmia started to dry up in the 2000s, and although it revived at some point over the past few years, it is in serious danger these days.

  • Japanese envoy highlights environmental cooperation with Iran 2022-06-28 16:28

    Japanese envoy highlights environmental cooperation with Iran

    TEHRAN - Japanese Ambassador in Tehran Kazutoshi Aikawa has emphasized the need to broaden cooperation with Iran in the field of environment.

  • Human factors hold 69% share in drying of Lake Urmia 2022-06-12 16:55

    Human factors hold 69% share in drying of Lake Urmia

    TEHRAN – Researchers realized that the situation of Lake Urmia in the last 20 years is not fully related to lack of rainfall, which shows that the share of human factors has been higher.

  • دریاچه ارومیه مرداد 1400 2022-03-27 15:39

    Lake Urmia shrinks by 35% in area

    TEHRAN – The area of Lake Urmia has decreased to 2,273 square kilometers, some 35 percent less than the area a year before, IRNA reported.

  • Lake Urmia volume up by 160m cubic meters 2022-02-12 18:32

    Lake Urmia volume up by 160m cubic meters

    TEHRAN – The level of Lake Urmia has risen in recent weeks due to increased rainfall, flowing 160 million cubic meters more water compared to the beginning of the current water year (September 23, 2021).

  • Lake Urmia level drops by 59cm 2022-02-05 17:08

    Lake Urmia level drops by 59cm

    TEHRAN – Lake Urmia level shrank by about 59 cm compared to the same period last [Iranian calendar] year (March 2020-March 2021), Javad Mohammadi, West Azarbaijan province’s water company chief, said on Saturday.

  • Lake Urmia provided with 32% of water right 2021-12-31 17:06

    Lake Urmia provided with 32% of water right

    TEHRAN – Some 32 percent of the projected water right for Lake Urmia has been provided over the past water year (September 2020 – September 2021), an inflow of 1.1 billion cubic meters of water.

  • Two main enclosed water bodies shrinking 2021-12-29 17:54

    Two main enclosed water bodies shrinking

    TEHRAN – Gorgan Bay and Lake Urmia, the two main enclosed water bodies in the country, are declining to the extent that they will possibly dry up, Ali Soltanpour, director of hydrography and tidal affairs of the National Cartographic Center, has said.

  • Lake Urmia volume increased by 30m cubic meters 2021-11-22 16:56

    Lake Urmia volume increased by 30m cubic meters

  • Lake Urmia volume increased by 30m cubic meters 2021-11-21 17:22

    Lake Urmia volume increased by 30m cubic meters

    TEHRAN – The volume of water in Lake Urmia has reached 2.48 billion cubic meters, which shows an increase of 30 million cubic meters compared to the last [Iranian calendar] month (September 23- October 22).

  • Drought reduces water release into Lake Urmia 2021-11-03 18:06

    Drought reduces water release into Lake Urmia

    TEHRAN – A shortage of water caused by drought across West Azarbaijan province reduced Lake Urmia’s water intake by 400 million cubic meters during the last water year (September 2020-September 2021), IRNA reported on Wednesday.

  • Lake Urmia shrinks by 61cm 2021-10-16 18:29

    Lake Urmia shrinks by 61cm

    TEHRAN – Lake Urmia level has decreased by about 61 cm compared to last [Iranian calendar] year (March 2020-March 2021), Mehran Nazari, West Azarbaijan province’s department of environment chief, said on Saturday.

  • Lake Urmia 2021-09-21 18:24

    Lake Urmia shrinks by over 1,500 km2

    TEHRAN – Lake Urmia’s surface area has decreased by 1,546 square kilometers compared to the same date last year, Yaser Rahbardin, CEO of West Azarbaijan Province’s Regional Water Company, has stated.

  • Lake Urmia restoration prescribed for Bakhtegan Wetland 2021-09-12 16:36

    Lake Urmia restoration prescribed for Bakhtegan Wetland

    TEHRAN – A restoration plan and model of sustainable agriculture previously implemented on the catchment area of Lake Urmia will be extended to Bakhtegan Wetland in Fars province.

  • Artemia: a multi-million-dollar source of income in Lake Urmia 2021-08-22 18:22

    Artemia: a multi-million dollar source of income in Lake Urmia

    TEHRAN – Artemia of Lake Urmia is of great commercial value and if exported, it will be a multi-million-dollar source of income for the country, Salman Zaker, a member of the Majlis (Iranian parliament) has said.

  • Some $3.5b spent on Lake Urmia revitalization 2021-07-27 21:31

    Some $3.5b spent on Lake Urmia revitalization

    TEHRAN – A total of 150 trillion rials (nearly $3.5 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been earmarked to the restoration of Lake Urmia over the past seven years, chief of the Department of Environment, Issa Kalantari, has said.

  • Lake Urmia level declines by 30cm in Q1 2021-07-14 18:30

    Lake Urmia level declines by 30cm in Q1

    TEHRAN – The water level of Lake Urmia has decreased by 30 centimeters in the first three months of the current [Iranian calendar] year (March 21-June 21) compared to the same period last year.

  • High salinity of Lake Urmia reduces flamingo population 2021-07-07 18:40

    High salinity of Lake Urmia reduces flamingo population

    TEHRAN – The population of flamingos in Lake Urmia National Park has decreased by 30 to 35 percent due to the lack of proper living conditions, mainly as a result of the lake’s high salinity, Omid Yousefi, head of the wildlife surveillance of West Azarbaijan’s department of environment, stated.

  • Lake Urmia revival is gratifying: Japanese envoy 2021-07-06 17:30

    Lake Urmia revival is gratifying: Japanese envoy

    TEHRAN – Good measures have been taken to rehabilitate Lake Urmia and it is gratifying to see that the water body is being revived, Japanese Ambassador to Iran Ikawa Kazutoshi said.

  • Water transfer project to Lake Urmia complete by 97% 2021-06-21 18:27

    Water transfer project to Lake Urmia complete by 97%

    TEHRAN – The project to transfer water from the Kanisib Dam to Lake Urmia is completed by 97 percent, aiming to flow about 600 million cubic meters of water into the lake annually, IRNA reported on Monday.

  • Lake Urmia revival eradicates 450,000 ha of SDS hotspots 2021-05-15 17:40

    Lake Urmia revival eradicates 450,000 ha of SDS hotspots

    TEHRAN – The restoration of Lake Urmia has eradicated 450,000 hectares of sand and dust storm (SDS) hotspots, according to the latest studies.

  • Ancient crafts: a glance at 'Nazok-Kari' in Urmia 2021-05-04 20:30

    Ancient crafts: a glance at 'Nazok-Kari' in Urmia

    TEHRAN - Nazok Kari, or craft of making very delicate objects, both applicable and artistic, from wood, is one of the Persian crafts which is practiced in Urmia for centuries.

  • Lake Urmia’s surface increased by over 1500 km² 2021-04-11 16:58

    Lake Urmia’s surface increased by over 1500 km²

    TEHRAN – Lake Urmia’s surface area has reached up to 2,917 square kilometers, indicating 1,582 square kilometers increase in comparison to 2013 when the Lake Urmia Restoration Program began.

  • Lake Urmia restoration should be documented as a successful plan: VP 2021-03-16 15:16

    Lake Urmia restoration should be documented as a successful plan: VP

    TEHRAN – The implementation process of Lake Urmia restoration program should be documented accurately and presented as a successful example of large-scale projects, First Vice-President Is’haq Jahangiri has said.

  • Hydro tourism on track to drive development in northern Iran 2021-03-02 21:36

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Hydro tourism on track to drive development in northern Iran

    TEHRAN – Over the past couple of years, various categories of hydro tourism have attracted the attention of potential investors across Mazandaran province, which is bounded by the Caspian Sea.

  • Japan, UNDP continue support to restore Lake Urmia 2021-02-17 17:47

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Japan, UNDP continue support to restore Lake Urmia

    TEHRAN – During a ceremony held in the Japanese Embassy in Tehran on Wednesday, the Government of Japan contributed $3 million to help revive Lake Urmia through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

  • TEHRAN – A dam for transferring water to Lake Urmia will be inaugurated on Thursday, aiming to flow about 600 million cubic meters of water into the lake annually, another step to implement the lake’s 2020-12-30 18:19

    Lake Urmia one step closer to revitalization

    TEHRAN – A dam for transferring water to Lake Urmia will be inaugurated on Thursday, aiming to flow about 600 million cubic meters of water into the lake annually, another step to implement the lake’s restoration plan which started six years ago.

  • Lake Urmia’s surface area doubled in 6 years 2020-12-27 19:37

    Lake Urmia’s surface area doubled in 6 years

    TEHRAN – Lake Urmia’s surface area, has reached 2,785 square kilometers, indicating more than 100 percent rise compared to the lowest volume recorded in the Iranian calendar year 1393 (March 2014-March 2015).