Lake Urmia, 1998 compared to 2011

Lake Urmia, 1998 compared to 2011

Aerial photo of Lake Urmia in 1998 and 2011

Aerial photos show that Lake Urmia, also known as Orumiyeh, in Iran, has steadily decreased in size. The left photo was taken in 1998 and the right was taken in 2011. 

IMAGE: NASA