Wednesday, June 17, 2015

An update on Lake Urmia in Iran, shrinking salt lake due to river diversions

www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2015/world/infographic-lake-urmia-drained-by-water-diversions/Circle of Blue has posted an infographic blog about the status of shrinking Lake Urmia, in northwest Iran on the 38th Parallel,  It has shrunk by 88% due to river diversions for agriculture and development.  Tourism, natural values, and human health impacts due to dust of the salty lakebed are described with striking changes shown in satellite imagery at:  circleofblue.org Lake Urmia information


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