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Iraqis Fear Earthquakes, Terrorism Could Lead to Dam Catastrophe
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Iraqis Fear Earthquakes, Terrorism Could Lead to Dam Catastrophe

[:en] Adnan Abu Zeed, Al-Monitor, 4 December 2017 BAGHDAD — International experts arrived in Baghdad Nov. 21 to assess the damage caused to the Darbandikhan Dam, southeast of Sulaimaniyah, as a result of the earthquake that hit Iraq and Iran on Nov. 12. Minister of Water Resources Hassan al-Janabi told the media a day prior...

The impact of a possible Mosul Dam failure
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The impact of a possible Mosul Dam failure

[:en]A technical report has been released by the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s in-house science service, on a possible failure of the Mosul Dam on the Tigris River in Northern Iraq. For several months, new stories have appeared in which the strength of the dam has been put into question. The largest dam of...

Neglect May Do What Daesh Didn’t: Breach Iraqi Dam
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Neglect May Do What Daesh Didn’t: Breach Iraqi Dam

[:en] The New York Times – Michael R. Gordon More than 16 months after Iraqi and Kurdish forces reclaimed Mosul Dam from Daesh fighters, the structure faces a new threat: the danger that it may collapse because of insufficient maintenance, overwhelming major communities downstream with floodwaters. In the worst-case scenario, according to State Department officials, an...

The Mosul Dam and the Italian Role. What are the Risks?
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The Mosul Dam and the Italian Role. What are the Risks?

[:en]Press release by the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, 20 January 2016. 1. Mosul Dam, the largest dam in Iraq, now the most dangerous dam in the world  Risk of the imminent collapse of the Mosul Dam must be confronted immediately. The dam, which began operation in the 1980s, is located 35 kilometers...

Amid Terror Attacks, Iraq Faces Water Crisis
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Amid Terror Attacks, Iraq Faces Water Crisis

[:en]National Geographic – USA Islamic State’s assault on dams and water systems threatens Iraq’s supply, which was already squeezed by dams in Turkey and Iran. TELSKUF, Iraq—Viewed from afar, the two-mile-long Mosul Dam is an impressive sight on the flat, sunbaked northern plains. Move closer, though, and its appearance has a menacing air. The bullet-riddled...