Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering

Water Resources Projects in Iraq: Irrigation Projects on Tigris River Tributaries

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    There are five tributaries feeding Tigris River inside Iraq, on these many large and small projects were developed. Two kinds of projects can be distinguished, first the projects of complementary irrigation or semi-rain feed area for agriculture, and example of these projects is Kirkuk, Hawija, Eski-Kalak and small projects in mountainous area. The second group is the projects that depend mainly on irrigation, examples of that are the projects in lower Diyaa. Unfortunately, there was no exploitation of lands enough comparing with the available resources in Great Zab territories.


    Keywords: Kirkuk Project, Hawija Project, Khalis Project, Combined Reach Canal, Eski-Kalak Project, Ruz Project.