Water & soil Status

Lorestan province is the wettest province of the country, after three northern provinces. The average annual precipitation for the whole country is about 252 mm, while in Lorestan it is about 580 mm.

 

 Lorestan Water and soil Status

Description

Amount

Unit

The province area

28160

square kilometer

The province Plains area

 

hectares

arable land

800000

hectares

irrigated land

200000

Hectares

land for development

600000

hectares

 Long-term average rainfall of 545 mm.

545

mm

Long-term average of province's overflow water

12

billion cubic meters

The annual discharge of underground water

0.92

billion cubic meters

The number of wells in operation

6748

ring

The number of springs with more than 5 liters per second

6444

fountain

The number of aqueducts

1341

duct

 The number of Dams under Feasibility Study

28

dam

The number of dams under construction

9

dam

The number of diversion dams on the operation

78

dam

The area of modern operating networks

11000

hectares

The number of pumping stations under study and implementation

9

projects

The number of pumping stations ready for operation

2

Stations

The number of dams ready for operation

5

dam

Reference: Lorestan Province Regional Water Company