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Lake Urmia Reemerging

Urmia Lake now holds 5 billion cubic meters of water – up 100% compared to last year when the volume was 2.5 billion cubic meters
After Years of Waiting Hope and Water Return to Lake UrmiaAfter Years of Waiting Hope and Water Return to Lake Urmia

An estimated 2.7 billion cubic meters of water has been released from dams in West Azarbaijan Province, namely Boukan Dam into Urmia Lake since the beginning of the current water year (September), director of the provincial Regional Water Company said Sunday.
"Of the total volume, 1.5 billion cubic meters was released in the past two months following heavy rainfall in the province," Kioumars Daneshjou was quoted as saying by ILNA.
Urmia Lake now holds 5 billion cubic meters of water – up 100% compared to last year when the volume was 2.5 billion cubic meters.

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