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Photos: 90% of Maharlou Lake has dried up

Photos by Sajad Avarand, ISNA

Maharlou lake located in southwest of Iran (Fars Province) is an intra-continental sedimentary basin. Its area is about 280 km2 extended with an average water depth of 1.5 m during wet seasons. The water level in the lake is controlled by several factors such as runoff volume from Maharlou catchment, underground water seepage, and direct rainfall over the lake and also evaporation. Generally, hydrochemical analysis of water resources showed that the water types are mainly bicarbonates and sulfates due to geology of the surrounding areas. (Source: The Geological Survey of Iran)


See Panomaric View of Maharlou Salt lake دریاچه نمک مهارلو

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