News ID: 270160
Published: 1001 GMT June 14, 2020

Bakhtegan breaks record of water level of Iranian lakes

Bakhtegan breaks record of water level of Iranian lakes

Changes in the pattern of refilling water in lakes and wetlands of Iran indicate that Bakhtegan Lake in south of the country, broke the record of the water level of Iranian lakes in Ordibehesht, the second month of the Iranian year, from April 20 to May 20.

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.

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