Friday, August 30, 2013

Rivers and lakes of Iran

Flowing into the 

The Karun-3 dam, one of the many large power dams on the Karun River

Mehran river Kookherd Hormozgān

Flowing into the Gulf of Oman

  • Dozdan River
  • Jagin River
  • Gabrik River
  • Bahu Kalat River (or Dashtiari River or Silup River)

Flowing into endorheic basins

Lake Urmia

Caspian Sea

Namak Lake


Hamun-e Jaz Murian

Sistan Basin

The Kajaki Dam on the Helmand River provides flood control, power and irrigation water to the Helmand Valley. Without the dam, the surrounding region would be arid and would not be able to produce crops.


  • Mashkid River (Mashkel River)

Karakum Desert[edit source