0751 GMT October 31, 2020
Bakhtegan Lake, with 894 percent increase in water balance, broke the monthly record compared with the level in the preceding year, the head of the Department of the Environment of the southern province of Fars, Hamid Zahrabi, said on Sunday, IRNA reported.
Last year, the level of water refill in Bakhtegan was 15.68 cubic kilometers, while the figure for this year, was 155.9, Zahrabi added.
The figure has been researched by the Geographic Information System (GIS) affiliated to the Iranian Space Agency, the official announced.
Bakhtegan — the biggest lake in Fars Province — is a good place for flamingos, cranes, sandpipers, ducks and geese which migrate from Russia to Iran in the winter.
Bakhtegan Lake is 220km east of Shiraz, the capital city of Fars Province.