After about one month, examination
operation of the water structure of the Mizan dike in
south-western city of Shoushtar, which belongs to the Sasanian era, has been completed.
“Damage estimation and boring pit digging operations
have been conducted in two stages in order to render a
report regarding the extent of the damage inflicted on
the Mizan Dike and start the renovation works”, said
Mireskandari, head of the archaeological works team.
He went on to say: “This dike has sustained heavy
damages, i.e. the walls are being destroyed in the
course of time and since the pillars have come loose,
water permeated under the dike and is washing it away.
Meanwhile, the extent of damage is marked on the map and
its pictures and films are also available. In my
opinion, innovation works should start as soon as
possible, for it seems that the dike will be totally
destroyed if left untended.”
Mentioning that the rear part of the dike is covered by
layers of sediments, Mireskandari added by digging six
pits at different depths, it has been known that the
sediments have permeated deep onto the river bed and it
should be dredged. Considering the observations, a
proposal for Mizan Dike renovation has been submitted to
the Cultural Heritage Organization but it is not yet
clear which organization will take the responsibility
for the renovation works, because Karoun river can
hardly be confined.
The bridge of Mizan band has been built across the
Karoun river towards Shoushtar in order to balance the
water level of Karoun river, so that the river stream,
reaching the dike, splits into two directions, named
Gargar and Shatit.