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Karun river

The Karun-3 dam, using the waters of Karun river for hydroelectric power.
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The Karun-3 dam, using the waters of Karun river for hydroelectric power.

The Karun river passing through Ahvaz.
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The Karun river passing through Ahvaz.

River of Iran, with its source in the Zagros Mountains.
The total length of Karun is 725 km, and it is navigable between Shushtar and the point where it joins Shatt al-Arab.
Karun has important tributaries, among them are the Dez River, with the conflux at Shushtar, and Kerkeh river coming from the north, with the conflux further downstream at Ahvaz.
The three main cities along the Karun are Shushtar (80,000 inhabitants), Ahvaz (890,000 inhabitants) and Khorramshahr (150,000 inhabitants).




By Tore Kjeilen