Haraz River Flooding Unprecedented

Haraz River Flooding UnprecedentedHaraz River Flooding Unprecedented

The flooding of the Haraz River has not been witnessed in the last 40 years, said Seyed Musa Hosseini, director of water distribution, Amol and Mahmoudabad cities in Mazandaran Province.

“The average daily volume of water between 20 and 40 cubic meters entering the Haraz River has increased to 130 cubic meters at present,” he added, reports IRNA.

The main reason for the high volume of water is the heavy rainfall as well as illegal constructions along the river “which has reduced the release rate of the river water.” Haraz is a river in Mazandaran Province, northern Iran that flows northward from the foot of Mount Damavand across Larijan, through Amol city, and finally to the Caspian Sea between Mahmoodabad and Fereydoon Kenar.