Lake Urmia is in ruins

Lake Urmia is in ruins

Kurdistan Human Rights Association: Over the past few years, the Lake Uremia in the east of the Kurdistan has shifted and has become red. One of the main factors of this change is the increase of Armitage activity and the growth of algae in the lake.

Once the lake was the second largest lagoon in the world, it washed down by the intestines lying in the lake.

Because of the overuse and lack of proper planning by the relevant authorities and the lack of protection and systematic policies of the Islamic State of Iran in the east of Kurdistan are the causes of the gradual death and drought of the Urimian Sea .
In 2008, there were 18,224 wells in the city and the suburbs according to the statistics of the city’s water and sewage company, of which more than 614 million cubic meters of these waters were being pumped from these wells. These figures are now rising to the same level.

Major construction projects and the construction of the  Bridge of Urmia-Tabriz’s road have speeded up the drying of the sea and these activities have stopped the flow of water in this region

In the event of drying, an area of ​​300,000 hectare of wilderness is formed around the ocean, causing serious dangers to the inhabitants.

Changing the cool weather for tropical and tiny salts will bring irreparable damage to the land, causing the migration of 14 million people in this logic.

So far, 50 villages in near of Urmia lacke have been empty of people. Most springs have been salty and the water aren’t drinkable, and 204,000 hectares of agricultural land are being destroyed.

Despite the dangers and problems, so far, no action has been taken by the authorities to rehabilitate the lake, and in a systematic manner, like other eastern cities of Kurdistan, in terms of services and … deadly damages have hit the environment of East Kordestan.

Human Rights  Association of Kurdistan