Several irrigation systems have been built at Tigris River basin within
Mesopotamia plain. The upper part of Tigris at Mesopotamia is extensively
exploited, and several major projects were constructed since the 1970s. These
are Ishaqi, Khalis, Diyala Combined Reach, Nahrawan, Dujailya and Dalmaj. Other
projects were partially developed, which are Middle-Tigris, Gharraf projects,
Great Amarah and KutButaira. The important barrages in this part are Kut
Barrage, as well, as the barrages in Amarah area which are of vital importance
for irrigation and navigation. Shaat Al-Arab is one of the most important
waterways in Iraq. This river has been suffered from water scarcity and
riparian countries actions. Solutions for adaptation to adapt the situation
were studied and planned carefully, but still there is need for more work to
cope with the situation in Basra area.
Project, Middle-Tigris Project, Gharraf Canal, Dalmaj Project, Diyala River
Projects, Dalmaj Project, Dujailya Project, Great Amarah Project.