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Urmia in Better State After Rainfalls

Urmia in Better State After Rainfalls Urmia in Better State After Rainfalls

Water level of the long-time embattled Urmia Lake in northwest Iran has risen by 5cm over the past week thanks to the springtime precipitation, the head of Urmia Lake Restoration Project said. 
“The lake’s water level reached 1,270.82 meters on Sunday, registering a promising recovery of 74cm from the minimum level registered (1270.08) since 1965,” IRNA quoted Farhad Sarkhosh as saying. 
He added that abundant rain water has flown through the tributaries into lake, improving its condition and increasing its area by 56 square kilometers over a week to reach 2,367 sqkm. 
According to the latest figures released by the Energy Ministry, the lake has received a noticeable 374.8 millimeters of rainfall since the beginning of the current water year (September 23, 2017), which is 38.5% higher than the corresponding period last year, with 270.6mm.
Furthermore, the figure is 21.7% higher than the average precipitation registered during the past five decades.

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