26937
Plans to Combat Urmia Dust Storm
People, Environment

Plans to Combat Urmia Dust Storm

Two plans aimed at checking shifting sands and dust storms around Lake Urmia are halfway to completion, according to the head of Urmia Department of Environment.
Mokhtar Khani also told ISNA that $1.1 million of the Urmia Lake Restoration Program’s budget had been allocated to these projects last year. The first project aims to pepper the area with soil tolerant plants that require minimal watering, while the second, more recent project includes mulching a 45-hectare area. “Mulching is supposed to support the first project by protecting newly-planted saplings against shifting sands. This way, the plants have time to grow strong and run deep roots,” he said. In addition to the above projects, DOE is constructing two artificial ponds on the islands of Espier and Arezou in Lake Urmia. “Once the swales are created, surface runoff from rainwater will be caught, saved in reservoirs and made available to the region’s wildlife,” Khani said.

 

Short URL : https://goo.gl/38RDb2
  1. https://goo.gl/021tNw
  • https://goo.gl/64r9NA
  • https://goo.gl/zk5C9W
  • https://goo.gl/E1f7UR
  • https://goo.gl/yvu6O7

You can also read ...

One of Tehran’s clogged streets. Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani (inset).
The new Tehran City Council will focus on rule of law,...
HIV Prevalence Rates
Around 34,000 HIV-positive people have been identified in Iran...
Gunmen Kill Soldier
Gunmen attacked a government building in a small town in...
Four Tourist Projects in Hormozgan
Four tourist projects will be inaugurated next week in...
Rise in Electric Shock Fatalities
During the first quarter of this fiscal (started in March), 21...
Putting People to Work
During the last fiscal (ended in March), the Imam Khomeini...
Specialized Hospital in Isfahan
A specialized hospital opened in Isfahan on Monday in a...
With resistance to antibiotics becoming more common, there is greater need for alternative treatments.
According to data released by the Food and Waterborne Diseases...

Trending

Googleplus