Lake Kellah in the Ulash region of Sebastia, Western Armenia has completely dried up due to years of low rainfall and inadequate organization of agricultural irrigation.
The famous lake, which is fed by rainwater has not been flooded in recent years due to ongoing droughts. The drying up of the lake, which plays a major role in irrigating the region’s fields, has negatively affected agricultural production in the region.
As a result of the drying of the lake, a layer of salt was formed, covering an area of almost five hectares.
Over the past 50 years, according to environmental organizations, more than 35 lakes in Western Armenia have dried up and disappeared.