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.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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