About $1 billion spent on reviving Lake Urmia

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Published: May 04, 2020
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86% "He said that Lake Urmia is now at record high water levels in the past 10 years.""
72% "The official said the current water level at Lake Urmia is presently 50 percent higher than the figure for corresponding time of the year ..."
67% "Thanks to the measures undertaken since September 2017, Lake Urmia 's water level has been stabilized, he said, adding it now holds five billion ..."
64% "Tajrishi, who is also deputy head of Department of the Environment, said Lake Urmia's basin received 320mm of rainfall in the current year, helping ..."
62% "Director general of Iranian Space Agency's Remote Sensing Department Mostafa Mansourpour said earlier that heavy rainfall in Iran since the beginning of the current ..."
60% "He said the process of reviving Lake Urmia is divided into three phases including stabilization, revival and final recovery, noting that the lake is ..."
56% "Measures are presently underway for the ecological revival of the lake he said.""
52% "The official said based on Article 38 of the Sixth Development Plan, at least 20 percent of the country's wetlands which are either endangered ..."
50% "The official pointed out that the rainfall has dropped by 30 percent in Lake Urmia basin and seven percent across Iran in the current ..."
-51% "Related slideshow: Majestic crater lakes around the world (provided by photo services)""

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86% : He said that Lake Urmia is now at record high water levels in the past 10 years.
72% : The official said the current water level at Lake Urmia is presently 50 percent higher than the figure for corresponding time of the year to March 2019.
67% : "Thanks to the measures undertaken since September 2017, Lake Urmia 's water level has been stabilized", he said, adding it now holds five billion cubic meters of water while last year's corresponding figure was four billion cubic meters.
64% : Tajrishi, who is also deputy head of Department of the Environment, said Lake Urmia's basin received 320mm of rainfall in the current year, helping the water balance of the lake to increase by 13cm.
62% : Director general of Iranian Space Agency's Remote Sensing Department Mostafa Mansourpour said earlier that heavy rainfall in Iran since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 20) has caused a large volume of water to collect in dams, helping not only increase the level of water at Lake Urmia, in northwest Iran, but also fill wetlands which almost dried out in the past autumn.
60% : He said the process of reviving Lake Urmia is divided into three phases including stabilization, revival and final recovery, noting that the lake is presently in the phase of stabilization.
56% : "Measures are presently underway for the ecological revival of the lake" he said.
52% : The official said based on Article 38 of the Sixth Development Plan, at least 20 percent of the country's wetlands which are either endangered or in critical condition should be revived and improved, pointing out that the Department of the Environment is in charge of determining the water right of wetlands while the Energy Ministry is bound to provide the water volume.
50% : The official pointed out that the rainfall has dropped by 30 percent in Lake Urmia basin and seven percent across Iran in the current water year compared to the figure for the past year.
49% : Related slideshow: Majestic crater lakes around the world (provided by photo services)
47% : "The volume of water collected behind dams, located near Lake Urmia, has reached 90 percent of their reservoir capacities," he pointed out.
46% : He said a large volume of water presently held by the lake was collected 20 year ago, noting if the rainfall would continue at the same rate in the next year, the lake is expected to revive.
40% : He added that according to the initial program devised for reviving the lake, a total of $5 billion has been set aside for the purpose, IRNA reported.
37% : "A rise in the lake's water level helped improve the condition of Kabudan, Arezoo, Espir and Ashk islands, connecting them to each other", he noted.
30% : Provided by Iran Daily About $1 billion spent on reviving Lake Urmia
27% : About $1 billion has so far been spent on the revival of Lake Urmia in northwest Iran since March 2014, said Masoud Tajrishi, who is planning director of the Headquarters for Revival of Lake Urmia.
25% : He said a large number of high-cost projects, drawn up for the lake's revival, have so far been implemented completely, therefore, continuation of the process is not expected to cause a heavy financial burden for the next governments.

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