The reservoir created by the Sattarkhan dam on the Aharchay river in northwestern Iran not only supplies water for citizens of Ahar and the suburbs, but also irrigates 12,000 hectares of gardens around the lake.

Sattarkhan dam and its reservoir in Ahar, a city in northwestern Iran, are among the country’s top tourist destinations, according to Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization (ICHTO).

The dam’s water is used to irrigate 12,000 hectares of gardens, making the city and its suburbs even more enjoyable for thousands of tourists visiting the place annually.

Here are ISNA’s photos of the dam and its reservoir:

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