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Photos: Lake Parishan Grappling with Drought

Photos by Mohsen Tizhoush, Mehr News Agency

Lake Parishan is located close to the city of Kazerun in Iran's Fars Province. Parishan is the largest freshwater lake in the country. The lake receives only very small amount of water from feeder rivers and the whole lake/wetland is a protected area, as it is considered a globally significant wetland ecosystem.

Lake Parishan is also a casualty of the severe drought in recent years which has impacted other lakes and rivers across Iran. Mismanagement of water resources feeding these lakes has also been sighted as a big reason for the problem.


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