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Heavy Downpours Recharge 40 Wetlands in Iran

Even the usually dry Sistan-Baluchestan Province in the southeast has seen more rain since the beginning of the current water year (in September) and 20% of the Hamoun Wetland is recharged.
Unprecedented downpours raised the water level in Lake Urmia in the northwest by 32 centimetersUnprecedented downpours raised the water level in Lake Urmia in the northwest by 32 centimeters

Rainfall in the past two weeks recharged 40 wetlands, the energy minister said at the weekend.
“After a decade plus of drought, Iranian wetlands have seen large amount of water inflow thanks to the deluge in most provinces,” ILNA reported Reza Ardakanian as saying.
The heavy downpours refilled 100% of Gandoman Lagoon and 80% of Choghakhor Lagoon both in western Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, 90% of Hawizeh Marshes and 80% of Bamdej wetland, both in southwestern Khuzestan Province, 70% of Hillah Wetland in southern Bushehr Province, and 40% of Maharloo Lake in southern Fars Province.

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