Jan 22, 2019, 4:02 PM
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Gomishan International Wetland revived

Gorgan, Jan 22, IRNA - Director General of Environmental Protection Department in Golestan Province, north of Iran, says over 60% of Gomishan International Wetland in the northwest of the province has been inundated and said that recent rainy days revived this important habitat .

Amir Abdouz said on Tuesday that closing the ways to drain the water from the wetland to the Caspian Sea and the role of drainage channels for the guidance and transfer of surface water from rainfall over the last few days in less than 48 hours has supplied the 20,000-hectare wetland with water by more than 60 percent.

He said, “In the past few years, due to the decrease in the level of the Caspian Sea, the feeding of this wetland by the sea was minimal and reached zero in last year.'

Abdouz further noted, 'In addition to decreasing the rainfall, almost all of the area in the Gomishan wetland was completely dry in the warm seasons and in the winter there was also a very small part of wetland being covered by water under but rainfall of 80 mm in Gomishan and, of course, water of the rains led to the wetland has increased the level of the water in this vast international wetland.

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