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Iran scrambles to save Lake Orumiyeh

The largest lake in the Middle East is drying up due to a lack of rain, dam construction and poor water management.

Last updated: 22 Mar 2014 02:58
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An environmental disaster is unfolding in northwest Iran.

Lake Orumiyeh, which was once the largest lake in the Middle East, is rapidly drying up.

Water mismanagement, a lack of rain and the building of a nearby dam are some of the causes.

The Government has developed 19 solutions to try to save Orumiyeh.

Al Jazeera's Soraya Lennie reports from Orumiyeh.


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