Iran: Gulf dries out in Mazandaran

Gulf dries

Galogah is the easternmost town in Mazandaran, located near the Gulf of Gorgan.

Like the other two coastal cities of Bandar-e Turkmen and Bandar-e Gaz, Galogah has also been affected by changing climate conditions and human factors and its water has greatly subsided. The recession has been greatly accelerated by human intervention. Water abstraction and the decrease of water input, failure to dredge canals leading to the Gulf along with decreasing humidity levels and increasing evaporation as a result of greenhouse gases from the activities of the Neka Power Plant, have turned the current state of Gorgan Gulf like that of Orumieh Lake.  (The state-run Tasnim news agency – Apr. 3, 2018)