Bakhtegan

Bakhtegan

(bäkhtĕgän`), salt lake, c.60 mi (100 km) long, in the Zagros Mts., S Iran; fed by the Kor River. The town of Neyriz was once on its shores, but because of the lake's shrinkage it is now to the southeast. Ancient accounts of the region do not refer to the lake, suggesting that it is of relatively recent origin. The lake is also called Neyriz.
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All the bodies of natural water in Iran are drying up: Lake Urumieh, Bakhtegan, Tashak, Parishan and others.
The Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) said the aircraft went down near Lake Bakhtegan shortly after taking off from the Shiraz air base at noon Tuesday.
Then the Sistan Hamouns, Lake Parishan - Shadegan wetland - Kaftar, Bakhtegan, Alagol.
Kalantari added: "All the bodies of natural water in Iran are drying up: Lake Urumieh, Bakhtegan, Tashak, Parishan and others.
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The agency said Lake Bakhtegan in Fars province is in danger because dams built on the Kor river, the main source of Bakhtegan's water supply, have reduced the flow of water into the salt lake, further concentrating the salt there and endangering the bird life, chiefly flamingoes, that centers on the lake.
Bakhtegan is about 160 kilometers (100 miles) east of Shiraz.
Bakhtegan is a new addition to the endangered list.
Take, for example, the case of Lake Bakhtegan in southwest Iran.
That placed human needs in direct confrontation with those of the thousands of flamingos that live on Lake Bakhtegan.