Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering

Water Resources Projects in Iraq: Irrigation Projects on Euphrates

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    Euphrates River is distinguished with long existing irrigation projects, which had been developed in the 20th century after centuries of deterioration. One of the major projects a long Euphrates inside Iraq is Great Abu Ghraib Project, which is the largest reclaimed area. Also, Great Musayab Project, Kifl-Shinafiyah Project and Shinafiyah-Nasiriya Project are other major projects. The most important for which Hindiyah Barrage had been built is Hilla Branch that supply many projects on both sides of this branch. Euphrates irrigation projects need a lot of investments to develop the status of the projects and confront the continuous decrease in water quality of the river. 


    Keywords: Great Abu Ghraib Project, Great Musayab Project, Hilla Branch, Shatt Al-Daghara, Kifl-Shinafiyah.