Environmental Disaster: Lake Orumieh’s Tragedy

August 20, 2011

In the recent days, the Mullah parliament rejected a plan for transferring water and saving Lake Orumieh, while the Mullahs has a stupid plan for transferring water to the Mullah city of Qom. The Mullahs have destroyed Lake Orumieh, the largest lake of Iran, but refuse to save it. Lake Orumieh (that also spells as Orumiyeh, Orumyeh, Oroumyeh, Uroumyeh, Urmia, etc !) lies in north-west Iran and is the only Iranian lake large enough to appear on general maps of the world. It’s the largest lake in the Middle East, and the third largest salt water lake on earth , with a surface area of approximately 5,200 km2 (2,000 mile2) , 140km (87 miles) length, 55km (34 miles) width, and 16m (52 ft) depth. Lake Orumieh is an ancient lake. One of the early mentioning of Lake Orumieh is from the Assyrian records from 9th century BCE. But now more than two-third of Lake Orumieh, which is registered as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, is dried up. As local experts say, Lake Orumieh will dry up completely within 2 years. Now the deepest part of the lake is only 2 meters deep and the lake has shrunk by 75 percent. It’s one of the greatest miracle of Mullah’s regime.


Lake Orumiyeh was home to some 212 species of birds such as flamingos, pelicans, spoonbills, 41 reptiles, 7 amphibians, and 27 species of mammals, including the Iranian yellow deer. But the construction of a dozen dams on some rivers, and on part of the lake, significantly decreased the annual amount of water Orumiyeh receives . This in turn causing the lake to lose its significance as home to thousands of migratory birds, such as flamingoes. “The lake is in such a misery because of the dams,” a professor in Tehran Azad University told The AP. In the recent years, The construction of a stupid bridge across the lake, a lake-crossing roadway, was the final nail in Lake Orumiyeh’s coffin. The environmental activists warned the stupid Islamic regime about the danger of these stupid dams and the stupid bridge, but the Mullahs finished their stupid plans. It’s very funny that now there is not any water below the Mullah stupid bridge. The Mullahs f-u-c-k-ed the whole ecosystem and environment.


The environmental activists warned that the destruction of the lake will create serious environmental problems for the regions ecological system. Even, a PM in the Mullah parliament, Zaker, warned last month that, “with the current trend, the risk of a salt tsunami is increasing.” Warning that the lake would totally dry out within three years, he added 8 to 10 billion tons of salt would jeopardize life for millions of people. “The government continued construction of 35 dams on the rivers which feed the lake; 10 more dams are on the drawing boards for the next few years “. This Mullah miracle is really a great tragedy for Iran. The lake was marked by more than a hundred small rocky islands, which were stopover points in the migrations of various kinds of wild bird life. When you see the old pictures of the lake, it becomes more painful and tragic.


Lake Orumieh’s tragedy has disastrous effects on the animals and the environment, but it’s not the whole story. The Lake Orumieh holds about 8 billion cubic metric tons of salt. And if the lake completely dries up, a vast amount of salt will be released into the region resulting in a total disaster not only in Iran but also, in neighboring countries such as Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Armenia. It will force many people to abandon their villages and towns around the lake. In the recent years, especially in the recent months, many people can see the first wave of the disastrous effects on their life. The Mullahs are the greatest enemy of Iran. The story of Lake Orumieh is only one of the environmental disasters in the Mullah era. The tragic story of Lake Orumieh, like the tragic story of Lake Parishan , is a symbolic story. It can show us how the Mullahs destroyed Iran in the past 30 years.


Now some say: “THIS ENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHE MUST BE STOPPED BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE”. But others say: ” The Mullah’s regime should be toppled before it’s too late. It’s the only possible and real solution. The Mullah’s regime should be toppled, at least for the sake of environment.”

For seeing more pictures of Lake Orumieh and its tragedy, check here