A hamun (or hamoun) (Persian: هامون hāmūn) refers to seasonal desert lakes or marshlands found on the Iranian Plateau, from Iran to Afghanistan and western Pakistan or Balochistan. They form a critical link in the wildlife of the area, aquatic as well as avian and terrestrial.
The better-known hamuns include:
- Hamun-e Helmand, Afghanistan and Iran
- Hamun Lake, Iran and Afghanistan
- Hamun-e Jaz Murian, Iran
- Hamun-e Mashkel or Mashkid, straddling Iran-Pakistan border
- Hamun-e Puzak, Afghanistan
- Hamun-e Saberi in Sistan, straddling Iran-Afghanistan border
- Hamun Zeheh, Goad-i Zereh or Godzareh depression, Afghanistan
- Whitney, John (2006). "Geology, Water, and Wind in the Lower Helmand Basin" (PDF). U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-08-31.
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