Concern over loss of Qom salt lake

Financial Tribune – Namak (Salt) Lake in Qom Province is drying up and if it is not provided with enough water resources, nearly 25% of the country’s population will face the problem of dust storms soon, a lawmaker said.

Ahmad Amirabadi, Qom representative in the Majlis, compared the lake with the crisis-inflicted Lake Urmia located between East Azarbaijan and West Azarbaijan provinces that too has almost dried in recent years.

The MP said Namak Lake’s condition is more serious as it could emerge as an environmental disaster if the lakebed disappears.