Zayandeh river (Zayandeh-rud)

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  • Title:  Zayandeh river (Zayandeh-rud)
  • Date:  Oct 8, 2015
  • Description:  Zayandeh-rud is the largest river in the central plateau of Iran. In the early 2010s, the lower reaches of the river dried out completely after several years of seasonal dry-outs. The Zayandeh starts in the Zagros Mountains and flows 400 kilometres (200 mi) eastward before ending in the Gavkhouni swamp, a seasonal salt lake, southeast of Isfahan city. The Zayandeh used to have significant flow all year long, unlike many of Iran's rivers which are seasonal, but today runs dry due to water extraction before reaching the city of Esfahan. The Zayandeh river bed is spanned by many historical Safavid era bridges, and the river used to flow through many parks. While the drying-out of the lower reaches of the Zayandeh River has been attributed to drought, the main reasons are man-made. Poor planning and populist politics have led to years of mismanagement and overuse which resulted in seasonal dry-outs and ultimately caused the river to dry out completely before reaching Esfahan.
  • Photo:  Roshan Norouzi
  • Owner:  Roshan Norouzi
  • Pixels:  5184x3456
  • Filesize:  13.09MB
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  • Keywords:  bridge, dried, dried river, dry, dry-out, life giver, plateau of iran, river, zāyandé-rūd, zayandeh-rood, zayanderood, zāyanderūd , esfahan, isfahan, zayanderud, zayanderud
  • ID:  61
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