Sunday, 26 October 2008

Zayandeh Rud has Vanished

Today, a friend sent me these two pictures showing the Zayandeh Rud in Esfahan and the famous Si-o-Seh Pol (literally 33 arches), one of Esfahan's Safavid bridges. The river has almost disappeared due to little rain during winter and spring this year and because a dam west to Esfahan has been closed. Farmers need more water for irrigation and even drinking water supply is endangered in the Esfahan province.

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