Lower water levels in Tigris a growing concern in Iraq


Lower water levels in Tigris a growing concern in Iraq

2019/01/23 | 13:15 - Source: Rudaw

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ANBAR, Iraq — The once mighty Tigris River that feeds into Mesopotamia is suffering unprecedented low water levels.The Tigris, or Dilja in Kurdish, begins in Turkey and flows through Kurdistan and into southern Iraq. In Anbar, people can even walk across the river in some areas.

Fresh water is a much-needed resource for agriculture and drinking in the region.Climate change and the Turkish government building dams have contributed to the decreases.Photos: Mohammed Shwani | Rudaw 

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