Urmia Lake

  • 1.5b cubic meters of water to annually flow into Urmia Lake

    1.5b cubic meters of water to annually flow into Urmia Lake

    Tehran, Sept 8, IRNA - Commander of the Khatam al-Anbia Construction Headquarters announced on Tuesday that about 1.5 billion cubic meters of water will annually flow into the famous Urmia Lake after completion of its revival plan.

  • Flamingos caught in salt rescued in Urmia Lake

    Flamingos caught in salt rescued in Urmia Lake

    Six flamingo chicks unable to move on the western shore of Lake Urmia due to the salt crystals on their bodies were rescued by environmentalists. The level of the lake is now 1.272m and the volume of the water in Urmia Lake is now 5.3 billion cubic meters, that’s why around 20.000 flamingos have returned to the lake recently. Sept 5, 2020. IRNA/Taha Asgharkhani

  • Last step for revival of Urmia Lake

    Last step for revival of Urmia Lake

    Orumiyeh, Sept 5, IRNA – The first election promise by President Hassan Rouhani made in 2014 was revival of Urmia Lake project carried out over the past seven years by spending 10,000 billion Tomans.

  • Flamingos over Ghobadloo in Urmia lake

    Flamingos over Ghobadloo in Urmia lake

    Flamingos have returned to the shores of Ghobadloo five years after the revitalization of Urmia Lake. Flamingos of the lake are a large species called Phoenicopterus roseus (P. roseus ) that migrate to the African habitat in winter after laying eggs and hatching in Urmia lake. August 4, 2020. IRNA/Maryam Yousefi

  • Urmia Lake remains over 3,000 square km wide: Official

    Urmia Lake remains over 3,000 square km wide: Official

    Head of the provincial office of the Headquarters for Revival of Urmia Lake in West Azarbaijan province Farhad Sarkhosh said on Thursday that Urmia Lake has become 3,016 square kilometers wide notwithstanding all the evaporation due to the hot season.

  • Good days of Urmia Lake; Northwestern Iran

    Good days of Urmia Lake; Northwestern Iran

    The level of Urmia Lake is still on the rise, the level of the lake is now 5,019,000,000 cubic meters. Urmia, Iran, June 20, 2020. IRNA/Taha Asgharkhani.

  • Official: Urmia Lake becomes over 3,160 square km wide

    Official: Urmia Lake becomes over 3,160 square km wide

    The head of the provincial office of the Headquarters for Revival of Urmia Lake in West Azarbaijan province said on Tuesday that Urmia Lake has become 3,163 square km wide.

  • Promise kept; reviving Urmia Lake

    Promise kept; reviving Urmia Lake

    Orumiyeh, June 9, IRNA – The first promise by Hassan Rouhani made when he was first elected as president in 2014 was reviving the Urmia Lake which is on the verge of fulfillment after seven years by the government's spending 10,000 billion Tomans.

  • Official: Most of Urmia Lake revival plans to complete by year end

    Official: Most of Urmia Lake revival plans to complete by year end

    Tabriz, June 8, IRNA - Head of Plan and Budget Organization of Iran Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said the revival project of Urmia Lake is planned to complete by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (to end March 20, 2021).

  • Good condition of Lake Urmia persists despite rise in rainfall

    Good condition of Lake Urmia persists despite rise in rainfall

    Tehran, June 7, IRNA - A provincial official referred to the beginning of the summer season and high water evaporation in the lake catchment area, and said that the area of ​​Lake Urmia has expanded to 3,209 square kilometers.

  • Flamingos back to Urmia Lake

    Flamingos back to Urmia Lake

    Tehran, May 31, IRNA - Director of Ajabshir Department of Environment Hamid Peighami said on Sunday that flamingos have returned to the shores of Ghobadloo five years after the revitalization of Urmia Lake.

  • Urmia Lake level on rise to 1,272m

    Urmia Lake level on rise to 1,272m

    The head of the provincial office of the Headquarters for Revival of Urmia Lake in West Azarbaijan province said on Saturday that level of Urmia Lake is still on the rise, adding that the level of the lake is now 1,272m. Speaking to IRNA, Farhad Sarkhosh said the level of the lake experienced a 3 cm rise compared with the last Iranian year. He added that the volume of the water in Urmia Lake is now 5,250,000,000 cubic meters. Urmia, Iran, May 17, 2020. IRNA/Taha Asgharkhani.

  • Urmia Lake level on rise to 1,272m

    Urmia Lake level on rise to 1,272m

    Orumiyeh, May 16, IRNA - The head of the provincial office of the Headquarters for Revival of Urmia Lake in West Azarbaijan province said on Saturday that level of Urmia Lake is still on rise, adding that the level of the lake is now 1,272m.

  • Lake Urmia recuperating, but ignored

    Lake Urmia recuperating, but ignored

    Orumiyeh, April 18, IRNA – COVID-19 outbreak has caused limitation or ban on trips to the Lake Urmia's beach, but the lake is recovering hidden from the eyes.

  • Oviparity of flamingos in Lake Urmia

    Oviparity of flamingos in Lake Urmia

    Urmia, April 11, IRNA - The head of the Wildlife Department of the General Department of Environmental Protection of West Azerbaijan said on Saturday that "Flamingos have started laying eggs in the satellite areas and Lake Urmia, which is a good promise for the prosperity of birds and wildlife in this area this year."

  • Spectacular scenery of Iran's Urmia Lake in spring

    Spectacular scenery of Iran's Urmia Lake in spring

    The photo album depicts the wonderful scenery of Iran's Urmia Lake (Persian Daryācheh-ye Orūmīyeh) in the northwestern part of the country; Dubbed 'Turquoise Solitaire of Azarbaijan' by Iranians, the lake has turned into a tarnished gem due to the climate change, the illegal wells as well as a proliferation of dams but it still beckons to be paid a visit by tourists in springtime. April 4, 2020. IRNA/ Taha Asgharkhani

  • Official: Iran's Urmia Lake water surface enlarging

    Official: Iran's Urmia Lake water surface enlarging

    Orurmiyeh, March 29, IRNA – The water surface of Urmia Lake is enlarging with a volume of 1,540,000,000 cubic meter showing growth compared to the same period last year.

  • FAO, ULRP, IRIMO conduct drought vulnerability, impact assessment in Urmia Lake basin

    FAO, ULRP, IRIMO conduct drought vulnerability, impact assessment in Urmia Lake basin

    Tehran, Jan 27, IRNA– The initial findings of a drought vulnerability and impact assessment in the Urmia Lake basin conducted to help the implementation of an integrated drought management system in the region have been further re-examined and validated by FAO and Iranian experts in Tehran.

  • Veep: Gov't determined to revitalize Urmia Lake

    Veep: Gov't determined to revitalize Urmia Lake

    First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri said on Wednesday that the Government is determined to revitalize Urmia Lake to be transformed into a hub of economic development and livelihood.

  • Iran's Urmia Lake enlarging compared to last year

    Iran's Urmia Lake enlarging compared to last year

    Orumiyeh, Oct 5, IRNA - Head of Lake Urmia Restoration Project Farhad Sarkhosh said that the extent of Lake Urmia has increased by 1,100 square kilometers and reached 2,814 square kilometers compared to the same period last year.

  • Urmia Lake; Iran's tourist attraction

    Urmia Lake; Iran's tourist attraction

    Urmia Lake has spent the tumultuous days of the swimming season. As the lake's water cools down due to the gradual lowering of the air temperature at the autumn season. The number of domestic and foreign tourists on the shores of the lake in the East and West Azerbaijan provinces, many people from neighboring cities watch and swim there. Urmia, Oct 1, IRNA / Ali Hamed Haghdoust.