Sefid Rud

Sefid Rud

(sĕfēd` ro͞od) or

Safid Rud

(sä–), river, c.450 mi (720 km) long, rising in NW Iran and flowing generally east to meet the Caspian Sea at Rasht. A storage dam on the river was completed in 1962. The Sefid Rud has cut a water gap through the Elburz Mts., capturing two headwater tributaries and widening the valley between the Talesh Hills and the main Elburz range. The gap provides a major route between Tehran and the Caspian lowlands.
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The source of the Sefid Rud (White River) dried up in May, leaving the bed of the river empty, an official at the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday.
The Sefid Rud is formed in the Alborz Mountains by the linkage of the Shah Rud, which starts directly north of Tehran, and the Qezel Owzan River, which carries water from the other end of the Alborz.
The Manjil Dam on the Sefid Rud has been a major producer of hydroelectricity for northern Iran and it provides water that has until now allowed major rice farms in the Rasht area.
this zones were selected because its an important estuarine for Sefid Rud.
One of the stations were close to Sefid Rud Estuarine and the other was in the east of Kiashahr near the Chmakhale village.
The research is to study sea bed and measuring sediment layers in the Caspian Sea in 1,000 square kilometers width and 500 meters depth from Bandar Anzali to the East coast of Sefid Rud delta.