Caspian Sea Water Level Decreasing

Caspian Sea Water Level Decreasing
Caspian Sea Water Level Decreasing

The level of water in the Caspian Sea has decreased by more than two meters in the last 15 years, the head of Iran National Cartographic Center said.
“The Caspian Sea’s water level has reached -29 meters (relative to that of the Baltic Sea). The Baltic Sea statistic is used as a reference point to measure fluctuations in Caspian water level,” Ali Javidaneh was also reported as saying by Mehr news agency.
Due to the decline of water level, a considerable retreat of the sea and increase in the coastal area have occurred in the northern coasts of Iran.
This problem has caused a significant increase in the area of the beach along more than 850 km of the coastline.
Global warming is one of the major factors that has a direct effect on the rate of evaporation and loss of water from the surface of the Caspian Sea and the evaporation has not been balanced by either river discharge or precipitation.



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