In March 2017, the head of the DOE at the time, Masumeh Ebtekar, officially declared the death of Lake Bakhtegan
in Fars Province, Jazmourian Wetland, and Gavkhouni Swamp.
Seas and Lakes Dam Lakes Rivers Caspian sea (370,987) Aras (145) Helmand (1,150) Gulf of Oman (903,000) Shahyun (65) Hari (1,100) Persian Gulf (251,000) Amir Kabir Aras (1,072) Urmia (5,200) Latyan Karun (950) Hamoun (3,820) Sivand (11) Karkheh (900) Bakhtegan
(3,500) Mulla Sadra Sefid Rud (670) Namak (647) Upper Gotvand Zayanderud (400) Maharloo (600) Golpayegan Zarrineh (302) Table 2: Aquaculture and capture fisheries productions (tons/year) obtained from seas and freshwaters in Iran between 2004 and 2014 [2,3].
Sources told FNA that the Sukhoi 24 training jet crashed in the Southern region of Estahban-Kharameh, near Bakhtegan
Lake, in Fars province.
All the bodies of natural water in Iran are drying up: Lake Urumieh, Bakhtegan
, Tashak, Parishan and others.
Then the Sistan Hamouns, Lake Parishan - Shadegan wetland - Kaftar, Bakhtegan
Even if there is precipitation in the desert, there will be no yield, because the area for groundwater will be dried and water will remain at ground level and evaporate.'' Kalantari added: "All the bodies of natural water in Iran are drying up: Lake Urumieh, Bakhtegan
, Tashak, Parishan and others.'' Kalantari concluded that the "deserts in Iran are spreading, and I am warning you that South Alborz and East Zagros will be uninhabitable and people will have to migrate.
Flamingo chicks stranded in the briny shallow waters of Lake Bakhtegan in Fars province have been saved from death by the help of rangers and local residents, the Tehran Times reports.
"What happened to Lake Bakhtegan is the result of flawed policies in the 1980s and 1990s, which have produced such adverse outcomes that can't be reversed anymore," he lamented,
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.
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.
Take, for example, the case of Lake Bakhtegan
in southwest Iran.