Urmia Lake in Red

Revival of Lake Urmia cause for guarded optimism

Financial Tribune – Measures taken to revive Lake Urmia in recent years helped the flow of 4.6 billion cubic meters of water into the drying lake.

The volume of water in the world famous lake now is almost double that of last year’s 2.5 bcm, the Energy Ministry news portal Paven reported.

Located between the provinces of East and West Azarbaijan, Lake Urmia is a closed water body fed through 21 permanent and 39 seasonal rivers.

Once the largest lake in the Middle East, since the late 1990s the lake’s desiccation started and by 2014 it was on the verge of drying up.