Dry as hell
Well, not exactly. But almost.
Photos by Siamak Namazi
September 1, 2000
The photos below are from a trip to Yazd and Isfahan about a month ago.
At the time Zayandehroud's water level in Isfahan was extremeley low. But
the situation has gotten even worse. Iran is facing its worst drought in
"A severe drought in 1999 followed by an extreme drought in 2000
has seriously affected 18 of the country's 28 provinces, mostly in southern,
eastern and central Iran. Some 37 million people, over 50% of the country's
population, are affected," according to a report by U.N. observers.
To learn more about the drought and how you can help, go to Iran Forum's special page.