Salt storms in Iran. Article in The Conversation

The article is published on August 3 and written by Zahra Kalantari, Associate Professor, Georgia Destouni, Professor of Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources, and
Davood Moshir Panahi, PhD Student, all at the Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm University.

They write: “Salt storms pose a direct threat to the respiratory health and eyesight of at least 4 million people living in both rural and urban areas around Lake Urmia. Increasing soil salinity reduces the yield of agricultural and orchard crops grown around the lake, while the lake has shrunk so much that boating is no longer possible, resulting in a loss of tourism.”

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