Bakhtegan, with a surface area of 3,500 square kilometres (1,400 sq mi), is Iran's second-largest lake. It is fed by the Kor River. Several dams on the Kor River have significantly reduced waterflow into the lake, increasing its salinity and endangering the lake's populations of flamingos and other migratory birds. Lake Bakhtegan is now completely dry due to the dams built on the Kor River by the Islamic regime.
Lake Bakhtegan ( Lake Tashk immediately to the north, Lake Maharlou to the west), taken by crew of Discovery, mission STS-92, 22 October 2000