Earthchanges sweeps over Iran: largest lake turning to salt

May 26, 2011OROUMIEH LAKE, Iran – From a hillside, Kamal Saadat looked forlornly at hundreds of potential customers, knowing he could not take them for trips in his boat to enjoy a spring weekend on picturesque Oroumieh Lake, the third largest saltwater lake on earth. “Look, the boat is stuck… It cannot move anymore,” said Saadat, gesturing to where it lay encased by solidifying salt and lamenting that he could not understand why the lake was fading away. The long popular lake, home to migrating flamingos, pelicans and gulls, has shrunken by 60 percent and could disappear entirely in just a few years, experts say — drained by drought, misguided irrigation policies, development and the damming of rivers that feed it. Until two years ago, Saadat supplemented his income from almond- and grape-growing by taking tourists on boat tours. But as the lake receded and its salinity rose, he found he had to stop the boat every 10 minutes to unfoul the propeller — and finally, he had to give up this second job that he’d used to support a five-member family. “The visitors were not enjoying such a boring trip,” he said, noting they had to cross hundreds of meters of salty lakebed just to reach the boat from the wharf. Other boatmen, too, have parked their vessels by their houses, where they stand as sad reminders of the deep-water days. And the lake’s ebbing affects an ever-widening circle. –Yahoo News
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3 Responses to Earthchanges sweeps over Iran: largest lake turning to salt

  1. A_lad says:

    This should be a message to the Leadership of Iran and rmind them who is in complete control. God!! Leave the Jewish people alone!

    The Word SALT resonated with me.

    Mark 9:50 “Salt [is] good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in
    yourselves, and have peace with one another.”

    A great reminder and call to bring peace and understanding to what’s ahead.

    Colossians 4:5-6 Walk in wisdom toward those [who are] outside, REDEEMING the TIME. 6 [Let] your speech always [be] with grace, SEASONED with SALT, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

  2. Virginia Helies (Gen) says:

    Right off topic, but I just realised regarding the March earthquake on border of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos. That is the location of the “Golden Triangle” drug hotspot.

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