dams in Iran

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  • Dam reservoirs shrink by 22% Yesterday 17:43

    Dam reservoirs shrink by 22%

    TEHRAN – The total volume of water in dam reservoirs is estimated at about 20.8 billion cubic meters since the beginning of the current water year (September 23, 2021), showing a 22 percent decrease compared to the same period last year.

  • Dam reservoirs down by 30% in current water year 2021-12-05 21:39

    Dam reservoirs down by 30% in current water year

    TEHRAN – The total volume of water in dam reservoirs is estimated at about 17.67 billion cubic meters since the beginning of the current water year (September 23, 2021), showing a 30 percent decrease compared to the same period last year.

  • dam 2021-11-06 15:22

    Water storage behind Tehran dams falls 40%

    TEHRAN – Water storage in the dams of the Tehran Province has declined more than 40 percent in the current water year (started in September 2021) compared to the previous year, an official with the Water Organization of Tehran said.

  • dam 2021-07-12 16:35

    Water inflow into Iranian dams declines 47% yr/yr

    TEHRAN - Water inflow into the Iranian dams from the beginning of the current water year (late September 2020) up to July 9, has decreased by 47 percent compared to the previous year’s same period, according to the Iran Water Resources Management Company’s data.

  • 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.

  • dam 2020-12-21 13:00

    Over 26b cubic meters of water stored behind Iranian dams: IWRM

    TEHRAN –Some 26.37 billion cubic meters of water is stored behind the dams across Iran, indicating that 52 percent of the capacity of the country’s dams is full, a report by Iran Water Resources Management Company (IWRM) said.

  • dams 2020-12-19 16:46

    Iranian dams fully prepared to handle potential floods

    TEHRAN - All dams across Iran are fully prepared for handling potential floods in the winter, the director of planning affairs at Iran Water and Power Resources Development Company (IWPCO) said.

  • Photo depicts historical objects unearthed from an Iron Age cemetery in Mersin in Iran’s Semnan province. 2020-10-06 00:03

    Experts trying to recover relics from Iron Age tombs before being submerged in dam waters

    TEHRAN – A team of archaeologists and cultural heritage experts have so far discovered 25 tombs at an Iron Age cemetery in Mersin, north-central Semnan province, trying to retrieve relics before the ancient cemetery sinks into the waters of a dam nearby.

  • 'Achaemenid-era embankment dams still source of inspiration for modern architects, engineers' 2020-09-27 21:17

    'Achaemenid-era embankment dams still source of inspiration for modern architects, engineers'

     TEHRAN – An Iranian archaeologist believes that embankment dams constructed in the country during the Achaemenid era (c. 550 – 330 BC) and their role in water management is still a source of inspiration for modern architects and engineers.

  • Archaeologists to save relics before Iron Age cemetery submerged in dam waters 2020-09-14 20:31

    Archaeologists to save relics before Iron Age cemetery submerged in dam waters

    TEHRAN – A team of archaeologists, cultural heritage experts, and diggers plan to recover ancient human remains and relics from an Iron Age cemetery in Mersin, Semnan province, before the cemetery is disappeared under the waters of a nearby dam.

  • dam 2020-09-02 13:15

    4 dams inaugurated across Iran since late March

    TEHRAN – Managing director of Iran Water Resources Management Company said four dams have been inaugurated across the country since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2020), IRIB reported.

  • Dam 2020-07-04 14:35

    37b cubic meters of water stored behind Iranian dams: IWRM

    TEHRAN –Nearly 37 billion cubic meters of water is stored behind the dams across Iran, indicating that 71 percent of the capacity of the country’s dams is full, a report by Iran Water Resources Management (IWRM) said.

  • dam 2020-05-27 13:32

    190 dams under study, construction across Iran

    TEHRAN - Some 190 dams, with a total reservoir capacity of 48.488 billion cubic meters, are under study or being constructed across Iran, IRIB reported.

  • dam 2020-04-13 12:35

    Over 34b cubic meters of water stored behind Iranian dams

    TEHRAN- Iran Water Resources Management Company (IWRM) announced that 34.8 billion cubic meters of water is stored behind the dams across the country, IRNA reported.

  • Ardakanian 2019-11-18 19:15

    Several dams, power plants to be inaugurated in Iran by Mar. 2020

    TEHRAN – Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said nine thermal power plants as well as 10 dams are going to go on stream across the country by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 19, 2020), the portal of Energy Ministry (known as Paven) reported on Monday.

  • dam 2019-10-29 19:09

    10 new dams to be inaugurated across Iran by March 2020

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Energy Ministry plans to inaugurate 10 new dams in six different provinces across the country by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 19, 2020), IRNA reported.

  • Why DOE consents to construction of dam on Anzali wetland? 2019-05-28 22:18

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Why DOE consents to construction of dam on Anzali wetland?

    TEHRAN – While the Department of Environment (DOE) has issued a construction license for Lask dam on Anzali wetland, counting its advantages, some are still expressing worries: what are the unpredictable effects of building the dam on the region’s ecosystem and are the DOE’s reasons convincing?

  • Dam constriction on Anzali wetland; threats and advantages 2019-05-18 21:44

    Dam constriction on Anzali wetland; threats and advantages

    TEHRAN – With the construction project of Lasak dam on Anzali wetland getting underway many are now voicing concerns or counting advantages of building the dam on the precious ecosystem.

  • FB-2 2019-05-07 22:10

    ‘Water shortage not a concern for Tehraners this summer’

    TEHRAN – Tehran's water resources condition has improved significantly due to recent rainfalls during the current water year (started September 23, 2018), so that water shortage in summer should be of no concern to the citizens, deputy director at Tehran Water and Wastewater Company has said.

  • Water level in dams steadily rising due to heavy rainfalls 2019-05-01 22:01

    Water level in dams steadily rising due to heavy rainfalls

    TEHRAN – The water level in dams is rising steadily following heavy rainfalls in most provinces across the country, as water behind dams has increased by 63 percent until April 30 compared to the same time last year, ISNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Recent rainfalls filled 70% of dams, restore drained wetlands: minister 2019-04-07 08:48

    Recent rainfalls filled 70% of dams, restore drained wetlands: minister

    TEHRAN — Recent heavy rainfalls in Iran has filled 70 percent of dams and resulted in restoration of drained wetlands across the country, Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian has said.

  • Dams 2019-03-11 09:55

    Water behind major dams shrinks despite rainfalls

    TEHRAN – Sixty two large dams constituting 35 percent of the total water behind dams are retaining water by less than 40 percent despite recent above normal rainfalls, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Soil erosion reaches 16.7 tons per ha annually 2019-02-03 22:26

    Soil erosion reaches 16.7 tons per ha annually

    TEHRAN – Soil erosion and pollution are the two major important environmental problems in the country, as some 16.7 tons of soil per hectare erodes annually, head of soil protection unit of the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has announced.