Iran: Urmia Lake decreases by 323 km

Urmia lake

The Director of the provincial headquarters of the Urmia Lake Revival Directorate in West Azerbaijan said on December 20, 2017 that this year, there was a 323 km decrease of the size of Lake Urmia, according to the state-run ISNA news agency.

Last year, at the same time, the water level of Lake Urmia was 1270.55 meters, which indicates a 27cm decrease in water level compared to last year”, Farhad Sarkhosh added.