List of rivers of Iran

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This is a list of the rivers wholly or partly in Iran, arranged geographically by river basin from west to east.

Flowing into the Persian Gulf[edit]

The Karun-3 dam, one of the many large power dams on the Karun River
Mehran river Kookherd Hormozgān

Flowing into the Gulf of Oman[edit]

  • Dozdan River
  • Jagin River
  • Gabrik River
  • Bahu Kalat River (or Dashtiari River or Silup River)

Flowing into endorheic basins[edit]

Lake Urmia[edit]

Caspian Sea[edit]

Namak Lake[edit]


Hamun-e Jaz Murian[edit]

Sistan Basin[edit]

The Kajaki Dam on the Helmand River provides flood control, power and irrigation water to the Helmand Valley. Without the dam, the surrounding region would be arid and would not be able to produce crops.


  • Mashkid River (Mashkel River)

Karakum Desert[edit]