A government announcement on the Mosul dam and the drought situation next summer

A government announcement on the Mosul dam and the drought situation next summer

2019/1/22 9:25

A government announcement on the Mosul dam and the drought situation next summer[Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Ministry of Water Resources revealed the latest position on the status of the Mosul Dam and its water reserves.
The Director General of the General Authority for the operation of irrigation and drainage projects Ali Hashim said in a press statement that “the proportion of water reservoirs was 8 billion cubic meters last year, and this year increased by 10 billion cubic meters, describing this excellent and sufficient to cover the needs of the country, Agricultural “.
He added that “the agricultural areas approved by the ministry at the beginning of the season amounted to one million acres, but now has increased to more than 2 million acres, where farmers tended to grow more crops because of the abundant rain and the increase of water reserves, which allocated part of the ministry to irrigate agricultural areas to maintain” .
Hashem pointed out that “there is no risk of the country’s exposure to drought during the current year, as happened during the past three years, pointing to the existence of storage areas suitable to fill with rain and snow in the season of melting, calling on those who overcome the river basin to move away from this area because it is a place dedicated to pass Quantities of water “.
He pointed out that “the increase in the water level in the dam of Mosul from 319 to 321 meters with the possibility of high levels to 323 meters, due to the work carried out by the Italian company┬ź Trevi ┬╗, in addition to the use of new techniques and machines and change the materials used, Extra water “.
The Ministry of Resources has confirmed recently exceeded the water reservoirs in the lakes and reservoirs 18.5 billion cubic meters, as a result of the rains and floods in the country, noting that the percentage of drowning in the marshes exceeded 60 percent and the decline in salinity in the waters of the Shatt al-Arab.

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