The latest news and views about Lake Urmia – Lake Urmia is an endorheic salt lake in Iran
Beautiful sunset of Iran’s West Azerbaijan’s blue jewel on the horizon for boat riders
Lake Urmia, in Iran’s West Azerbaijan Province, has been waiting for its water level to rise for years, so that in the tumult of the waves, the blue jewel of Azerbaijan can present its sunset’s beauty to visitors.
Level of water in Lake Urmia up by 6 cm thanks to downpours: Official
The level of water in Lake Urmia in Iran’s northwestern province of West Azarbaijan has increased by more than 6 centimeters in the last 15 days thanks to downpours, a local official says.
Lake Urmia, one step away from drying up
The footsteps of the crisis began to be heard a long time ago. Lake Urmia is now on its last legs. The issue is no longer a matter of warning or risk.
Iranian official: Lake Urmia further shrinks
The CEO of Iran’s East Azerbaijan Province water utility says the water volume of Lake Urmia is 3.14 billion cubic meters, which is down over 2 billion cubic meters compared to the same time last year.
Iranian official: Lake Urmia’s water level drops
An Iranian official with energy ministry says, a new survey shows Lake Urmia’s water, in western Iran, has considerably dropped compared to last year.
Sharafkhaneh Port: A Unique Town in Northwestern Iran
The Sharafkhaneh port is one of the largest and oldest ports of Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran.
Environmentalists Rescue Flamingos Caught in Salt in Northwestern Iran
A group of Iranian environmentalists have rescued six flamingo chicks that were caught in the salt on the western shores of Lake Urmia.
Iran’s Nature in Photos: Flamingos over Qobadloo Port
The port of Qobadloo is located on the banks of Lake Urmia near Ajab Shir County, East Azarbaijan province, northwestern Iran.
Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Urmia Lake in Spring
The water level of Lake Urmia in West Azarbaijan province has started to rise, following the spring rainfalls and the release of the province’s dam waters.
Thousands of Farmers to Revive Iran’s Lake Urmia
7,000 farmers in four different villages of East Azarbaijan province have taken part in a project of revitalising Lake Urmia, where they are made familiar with the principles of sustainable agriculture.
Agh-Gol Wetland Hosting Colourful Flamingos
Filled with water after the late spring downpours, Agh-Gol wetland on the border of Iran’s Hamadan and Markazi provinces is hosting flamingos that preferred this western Iranian habitat to Lake Urmia and Bakhtegan lake for incubation.
Persian Leopard Surprisingly Spotted in Middle of Lake Urmia
The presence of a Persian leopard on an island in Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran has surprised experts.
Lake Urmia Comes Back to Life with Latest Heavy Rains
The volume of water in Lake Urmia in the northwest of Iran has increased by over 3 billion cubic metres, increasing the Lake’s water lever by 42 centimetres.
Iran Using Plants to Fight Dust Pollution in Lake Urmia
A working group tasked with reviving Iran’s Lake Urmia has started to grow two types of plants to save the region from salt particles.
Mud Therapy in Lake Urmia; A Mixture of Healing, Recreation
Lake Urmia in north-western Iran is widely known for its therapeutic properties, particularly those of its mud, which is attracting more and more tourists to the region.
Kazem Dashi; Huge Rocky Structure in Middle of Lake Urmia
Kazem Dashi is a large and historical rock mass in the northwest of Lake Urmia between Iran’s East and West Azarbaijan provinces.
Fresh Rainfall Revives Iran’s Moribund Lake Urmia
Increasing rainfall has breathed new life into Lake Urmia which has been on the brink of drying up.
Flamingos Return to Shrinking Lake Urmia
Lake Urmia in Iran’s West Azarbaijan province annually plays host to about 10,000 flamingos. However, in the migration seasons this number doubles and more of this species return to their habitat.
Azerbaijan Newts Spotted in NW Iran for First Time
A number of Azerbaijan newts or Lake Urmia newts, a beautiful and rare type of salamander, have been observed and registered for the first time in Iran.
Two-Fifth of Drying Lake Urmia Filled with Water
The water level of the dying Lake Urmia in north-western Iran has elevated by four centimetres compared with the previous year, said Masoud Baqerzadeh Karimi , Deputy Head of Iran's Department of Environment.
Thousands of Flamingos Delay Migration from Lake Urmia
Some 10,000 flamingos that migrated to Urmia Lake months ago have delayed flying off to their next destination due to favorable weather and environmental conditions around the lake, as well as adequate food supply.
IRGC-Made Tunnel to Revive Iran’s Shrinking Lake Urmia
The Construction Base of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is working on a water transfer project to save the shrinking Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran.
Tourists Visiting Revived Lake Urmia in NW Iran
Thanks to the efforts made in the past few years, Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran is being gradually revived, bringing more tourists to a body of water that had shrunk to 10% of its former size.
Iran, Australia to Save Lake Urmia from Drying Out
Iran and Australia are to work together to save Iran’s Lake Urmia, which is almost drying out.
Lake Urmia Inflow Boosted Thanks to Heavy Rainfall
Following heavy rainfall in West Azarbaijan Province over the past several days, some 80 million cubic meters of water have flowed into Urmia Lake.
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