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Iran says precipitation decreases in Caspian Sea

Oil&Gas Materials 3 September 2020 12:55
Iran says precipitation decreases in Caspian Sea

BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 3

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

The precipitation in the Caspian Sea decreased by 12 percent from September 23, 2019 to September 1, 2020 compared to the same period last Iranian year, this is reflected the report of Water Resources Management Company under Ministry of Energy of Iran, Trend reports citing the company.

According to the report, 484.4 millimeters of precipitation was in the Caspian Sea during the period, while in the same period of last year, it was 551.3 millimeters (mm).

“In general, the volume of precipitation in Iran decreased by 7 percent,” the report said.

Iran's main water basins (1st grade)

Current water year (from Septemper 23, 2019 to September 1, 2020)

-(mm)-

Last water year (from Septemper 23, 2018 to September 1, 2019)

-(mm)-

Percentage change

Caspian Sea

484.4

551.3

-12

Persian and Oman Gulfs

449.3

535.7

-16

Lake Urmia

365.7

491

-26

Central Plateau

232.4

213.9

9

Eastern Iran

148.6

120.3

24

Karakum

291.7

310.2

-6

Total

316.8

339.9

-7

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