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  • Shadegan wetland water level rises after heavy rain 2019-06-26 19:32

    Shadegan wetland water level rises after heavy rain

    TEHRAN – Shadegan wetland fully filled after heavy rainfall poured over the province of Khuzestan during spring, Ahmad Lahijanzadeh, head of marine environment affairs at the DOE has said.

  • Wildfire risk increases in Zagros foothills 2019-06-12 21:10

    Wildfire risk increases in Zagros foothills

    TEHRAN – Following heavy rainfall doused the country during the past months, vegetation has covered vast areas of Zagros forest in southwestern part of the country, which easily ignites when temperature level gets higher and wildfire risk increases.

  • Will Iran set all-time heat records this summer? 2019-05-14 19:55

    Will Iran set all-time heat records this summer?

    TEHRAN – Following torrential rain and flooding in the country, some experts say that this summer will beat the heat records, with sweltering temperatures scattering around the country.

  • Colorful butterflies flap wings across the capital 2019-05-11 20:15

    Colorful butterflies flap wings across the capital

    TEHRAN – Great numbers of butterflies are taking to the skies of the capital, following rainy periods, Tehran City Council member has stated.

  • 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.

  • As Lake Urmia replenishes Artemia returns to the lake 2019-05-06 21:34

    As Lake Urmia replenishes Artemia returns to the lake

    TEHRAN — After heavy rainfalls nationwide Lake Urmia, northwestern Iran, sprang back into life and now Artemia, aquatic species which used to reside in the lake, returned once again.

  • ‘Watershed management; Iran’s only way to survive drought, severe rainfall’ 2019-05-05 23:12

    ‘Watershed management; Iran’s only way to survive drought, severe rainfall’

    TEHRAN – The only way for the country to overcome long-term droughts along with preventing floods is through comprehensive watershed management plnas, Ali Salajeqeh, University of Tehran faculty in river engineering and watershed management, has said.

  • Namak Lake not to generate SDSs this year: official 2019-05-05 20:53

    Namak Lake not to generate SDSs this year: official

    TEHRAN – Namak Lake, located in the central Qom province, will not be a hotspot for sand and dust storms (SDSs) for a year due to the recent rainfall which moisturized the soil, Masoud Baqerzadeh Karimi, the director general of aquatic ecosystems at the Department of Environment has said.

  • Rainfall brings drought-hit southeastern Iran back to life 2019-05-03 20:00

    Rainfall brings drought-hit southeastern Iran back to life

    TEHRAN – Long battled with drought, the southeastern province of Kerman benefits from heavy rainfall which filled the province’s water resources and quenched pastures’ thirst, despite causing damages to the infrastructure and farms, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • Spring downpours replenish Hamoun and Helmand, revive agriculture 2019-04-30 20:50

    Spring downpours replenish Hamoun and Helmand, revive agriculture

    TEHRAN — After two decades of dryness, enough ranis have finally come to bring Hamoun wetland and Helmand River back to life in southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, hence revives agriculture in the region as well.

  • Images published on NASA Earth Observatory website show the lake on February 5, 2019, and April 12, 2019, before and after the recent floods in the region. 2019/04/26

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Too precious to lose: What brought back Lake Urmia to life? 

    TEHRAN —Subsequent to heavy rainfalls in the country, many long-lost wetlands and lakes were restored, among which Lake Urmia “the turquoise solitaire of Azarbaijan” was the most conspicuous.

  • 7-month heavy rainfalls beat 2-year drought 2019-04-24 22:48

    7-month heavy rainfalls beat 2-year drought: IMO official

    TEHRAN – Director of National Drought Warning and Monitoring Center (NDWMC) affiliated to Iran’s Meteorological Organization (IMO) Sadeq Ziaeian announced that since the beginning of current water year (starting on September 23, 2018) precipitations have compensated for the below normal averages of past two years.

  • After deluge Helmand River springs back to life 2019-04-22 22:43

    After deluge Helmand River springs back to life

    TEHRAN — After 18 years of dryness the almost dead Helmand River returned to life following recent torrential rainfalls, YJC reported on Saturday.

  •  ‘Projecting 100 years of wet spell unscientific’ 2019-04-22 01:10

     ‘Projecting 100 years of wet spell unscientific’

    TEHRAN — Projecting the start of 100 years of wet spell in Iran is scientifically inaccurate, former director of the Atmospheric Science and Meteorological Research Center has said.

  • Wetter-than-normal year not to make up for prolonged drought 2019-04-17 22:58

    Wetter-than-normal year not to make up for prolonged drought

    TEHRAN – Hassan Sasani, an official with Isfahan regional water company, emphasized the urgency to tackle water scarcity in central parts of the country, noting that longstanding drought will not be eased by a year of above-normal precipitations.

  • Rainfalls bring back vulture to western Iran 2019-04-17 09:55

    Rainfalls bring back vulture to western Iran

    TEHRAN-- A vulture has returned to a protected area in western Iran after 2 decades following recent downpours that have revived over 40 wetlands in the country.

  • Intl. Environment Exhibition dedicates revenues to flood victims 2019-04-14 22:53

    Intl. Environment Exhibition dedicates revenues to flood victims

    TEHRAN—Revenues generated from the 18th International Environment Exhibition will be allocated to the victims of the recent floods in various provinces across the country, the exhibition’s executive director has said.

  • Recent rainfall reduces SDSs in north central Iran 2019-04-14 22:53

    Recent rainfall reduces SDSs in north central Iran

    TEHRAN – Recent rainfall has greatly reduced the risk of sand and dust storms (SDSs) raising from major hotspots in north central province of Qom during summer, the provincial chief of department of environment has stated.

  • Triops Cancriformis sighted at Hamoun wetland years after disappearance 2019-04-13 22:03

    Triops Cancriformis sighted at Hamoun wetland years after disappearance

    TEHRAN —Triops cancriformis, or tadpole shrimp, was sighted at Hamoun wetland in southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan after two decades of drought in the area, the provincial department of environment chief has said.  

  • Artemia ship once again float in Lake Urmia  2019-04-13 22:02

    Artemia ship once again afloat in Lake Urmia 

    Artemia ship, which was stuck on the lakebed for a long time due to dryness of Lake Urmia once again floated. 

  • Tehraners breathed 17 days of excellent air quality since March 21 2019-04-09 21:59

    Tehraners breathed 17 days of excellent air quality since March 21

    TEHRAN — Since the beginning of the current year on March 21 citizens of the capital have breathed 17 days of excellent air quality, IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • A view of Abbasi Hotel in the historic city of Isfahan 2019-04-09 09:21

    Flooding, rainfalls drop hotel occupancy in Noruz holidays

    TEHRAN - Fewer people stayed in Iranian hotels during New Year (Noruz) holidays (March 21-April 4) compared to the same period a year earlier due to record flooding and rain showers, according to statistics released Monday by the head of Iran Hotels Association.

  • Torrenial rain has resulted in flood in southwestren province of Khuzestan 2019/04/09

    Mina Izadi

    Abrupt springtime showers quench Iran's thirst

    TEHRAN — Located in an arid and semi-arid region, Iran has been suffering from water scarcity for decades. However, thanks to the helping hand of nature, the unquenchable thirst has slightly been satisfied.

  • Heavy rainfalls revive drying Lake Urmia 2019-04-07 22:04

    Heavy rainfalls revive drying Lake Urmia

    TEHRAN – Recent downpours causing flood that recently left many provinces of Iran submerged, have made the world’s second largest saltwater lake come back to life, as the water level of the northwestern Lake Urmia has raised dramatically.

  • 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.

  • Karun River, in southwestern city of Ahvaz, is filled following recent rainfalls in the region 2019-04-05 19:49

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Will recent floods ease Iran’s water bankruptcy?

    TEHRAN— Since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year on March 21 some provinces across the country, in northern, northeastern, western and southwestern Iran were hit hard by devastating floods incurring a dramatic loss.

  • Volunteers join forces to help flood victims  2019-04-05 19:40

    Volunteers join forces to help flood victims 

    TEHRAN — While many cities and villages across the country from north to south and east to west have been hit by devastating flood military and relief forces as well as volunteer groups have collaborated in aiding flood-stricken people.

  • Precipitations to hit normal, above-normal levels in spring  2019-03-16 10:56

    Precipitations to hit normal, above-normal levels in spring 

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Climatological research Institute announced that the country will receive normal and above-normal levels of precipitations in the first two months of spring.

  • 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.