Lake Urmia water level

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  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Lake Urmia revitalization budget rises by $76m 2020-11-09 18:28

    Lake Urmia revitalization budget rises by $76m

    TEHRAN – A total of 3.2 trillion rials (nearly $76 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) was allocated to continue the Lake Urmia Restoration Program in the current Iranian calendar year (ending March 20, 2021).

  • 108 NGOs active in Lake Urmia restoration 2020-09-25 18:32

    108 NGOs active in Lake Urmia restoration

    TEHRAN – Some 108 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are working in three fields of environment, sustainable livelihood development, and surface water control with the aim of revitalizing Lake Urmia.

  • $152m more earmarked to Lake Urmia restoration 2020-08-22 20:43

    $152m more earmarked to Lake Urmia restoration

    TEHRAN – A new budget amounting to 6.4 trillion rials (nearly $152 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) will be allocated for the Lake Urmia revival, which will be spent on completing semi-finished projects, head of the Lake Urmia Conservation Program has announced.

  • SDSs generated by Lake Urmia hotspots reduced by 90% 2020-08-19 21:30

    SDSs generated by Lake Urmia hotspots reduced by 90%

    TEHRAN – After the beginning of restoration measures, the sand and dust storms (SDSs) generated by Lake Urmia hotspots has been reduced by 90 percent, even has reached zero in some critical areas, head of the Lake Urmia Restoration Program has said.

  • Lake Urmia 2020-08-01 18:35

    Non-revival of Lake Urmia could cause $1,000 billion loss

    TEHRAN – Although Lake Urmia’s revival will cost around $1.5 billion, not implementing the revival plan would inflict a loss of $1,000 billion to the country, Issa Kalantari, chief of the Department of Environment, has said.

  • Drought may reverse Lake Urmia’s revival in coming years: experts 2020-06-27 18:34

    Drought may reverse Lake Urmia’s revival in coming years: experts

    TEHRAN – Two Iranian scientists have warned that Lake Urmia’s revival trend may probably reverse over the coming years due to drought spells, though the lake has been filled mostly by the above-normal rainfall since the past crop year (September 23, 2019).

  • Reviving Lake Urmia hosting large flocks of flamingos 2020-06-26 16:44

    Reviving Lake Urmia hosting large flocks of flamingos

    TEHRAN – Large flocks of flamingos are returning to Lake Urmia as the lake is being revived after years of dryness, ISNA reported on Thursday.

  • Lake Urmia to be fully revived within 7 years 2020-06-08 18:00

    Lake Urmia to be fully revived within 7 years

    TEHRAN – With the complete implementation of two water transfer projects, Lake Urmia will be completely restored by the Iranian calendar year 1406 (March 2027-March 2028), the Department of Environment (DOE) chief has announced.

  • Lake Urmia being revived ‘slowly, but surely’: UNDP 2020-05-20 21:42

    Lake Urmia being revived ‘slowly, but surely’: UNDP

    TEHRAN – A combination of man-made efforts and higher rainfall in recent years is “slowly, but surely reviving what was once the second largest saltwater lake in the world,” Claudio Providas, Resident Representative in Iran for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), has stated.

  • Measures to revive Lake Urmia ‘an example to inspire us all’: Gary Lewis 2020-05-15 15:55

    Measures to revive Lake Urmia ‘an example to inspire us all’: Gary Lewis

    TEHRAN – Gary Lewis, director for disasters and conflicts at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), praised Iran for measures taken to revive the Lake Urmia.

  • Over $1b spent so far to revitalize Lake Urmia 2020-05-04 19:27

    Over $1b spent so far to revitalize Lake Urmia

    TEHRAN – Since the beginning of the Lake Urmia Restoration Program in October 2013, a total of 4.6 trillion rials (more than $1 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been spent, Masoud Tajrishi, director of the planning office of the Lake Urmia Restoration Program, has announced.

  • Lake Urmia in best condition over past decade 2020-04-20 19:36

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Lake Urmia in best condition over past decade

    TEHRAN – About 10 years ago, Lake Urmia, northwestern Iran, began its gradual death. Photos of the country's largest saltwater lake were going viral those days, worrying every Iranian. But the lake is now experiencing its best condition over the past decade, turning back to the former glory.

  • Lake Urmia level rises by half a meter year on year 2020-04-04 18:26

    Lake Urmia level rises by half a meter year on year

    TEHRAN – Lake Urmia water level has increased by 50 centimeters compared to the same time last year, Farhad Sarkhosh, head of the Lake Urmia Restoration Program’s office in West Azarbaijan province, has announced.

  • Rainfall increases Lake Urmia level 2020-02-25 18:01

    Rainfall increases Lake Urmia level

    TEHRAN – Recent rainfall has increased the level of Lake Urmia to 1,271 meters, a step closer to its ecological level of 1,274 meters.

  • International contribution ‘not sufficient’ for Urmia Lake restoration 2019-11-09 19:42

    International contribution ‘not sufficient’ for Urmia Lake restoration

    TEHRAN – International contribution to revive Urmia Lake is not sufficient, as only Japan has provided an annual financial assistance amounting to $1 million since the past six years, National Wetlands Conservation Project manager, Ali Arvahi, has said.