Once lake urmia

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Director: Reza Golchin
Producer: Reza Golchin
Screenwriter: Reza Golchin

Lake Urmia, in northwest Iran, once the largest lake in the Middle East and the sixth-largest saltwater lake on Earth, is rapidly losing water and drying up.
Lake Urmia has lost most of its water surface area in the last 3 decades. In 2015, estimates from satellite imagery showed that the lake had lost about 88 percent of its size between 2006 and 2015. By late 2017, the lake had shrunk to 10% of its former size. Currently, only 5% of the lake’s water remains.