Valasht Lake with its depth ranging from 7 to 28 meters and an altitude of 1,000 meters above the Caspian Sea level is located about 30 kilometers northeast of Kelardasht in the Northern Province of Mazandaran.
Iran's briny Lake Orumieh recently appeared in satellite images with blood-red waters resembling the aftermath of a particularly gruesome crime scene — and the perpetrators are likely microorganisms that thrive on salt and light.
The Headquarters for Reviving Orumieh Lake has announced new solutions for the remaining months of 2016 to revive the dried Orumieh Lake in the northwest of the country, said a senior official of the headquarters.
The director of Fifth Green International Film Festival Farhad Tohidi said Leonardo DiCaprio's Instagram post about Lake Orumieh indicates the environmental concern about the lake at the international scale.
First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said the government of 'prudence and hope' has taken into consideration revival of Lake Urmiyeh as a national concern, adding that the lake should remain in place as it can be a focal point for the development of the province and even the country.