Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering

Water Resources Projects in Iraq: Main Drains

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    Iraq has a unique system of drainage. Soil texture, groundwater depth, water quality and other factors lead to the adaption of getting rid the drainage water away to the sea in order to control water quality. The system of drainage is not completed yet, however, the backbone of the system, which is Main Outfall Drain (MOD) was completed in 1992. Other main drains were completed and connected and others are still in progress of implementation where the most important drain after MOD is Eastern Euphrates Drain.

     

    Keywords: Main Outfall Drain, MOD, Great Gharraf Drain, East Euphrates Drain.