Chitgar Lake at night.
|Location||Western Tehran, Iran|
|Catchment area||618 acres (250 ha)|
Also known as the Lake of the Martyrs of the Persian Gulf, the complex has a total area of around 250 hectares; 130 hectares across the lake and 120 hectares on its coastal zone and resorts.
About 80% of the body of water comes from Kan Creek, and the remaining 20% comes from central areas and surface runoffs of the district.
In 1968, within the first master plan of the city of Tehran, it was planned to construct a lake in western Tehran. But due to technical and budgetary constraints, the construction of the lake remained dormant for many years.
From 2003 to 2010, some detailed studies were accomplished and the uncertainties of the plan were reviewed. Eventually, the construction of the lake area began in September 2010.
The project was conducted by the company of Sabir (related to the Ministry of Energy), based on the design and studies provided by the company of Pars Tunnel (Stucky Pars Consulting Engineers).
The design of the lakeshore was based on the studies and research provided by Emco Iran Consulting Engineers.