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Sharp Drop in Kurdistan Groundwater Reserves Alarms Authorities

ERBIL

The Kurdistan Region’s groundwater levels have dramatically dropped, alarming the government, which is requesting help from international agencies. Artesian wells where once water could be extracted without pumps no longer contain water, Mohammed Amin Fars, head of KRG’s directorate of water resources,Fars explained, warning that levels will not return to normal. The Kurdistan Region has constructed dams in an effort to address fears of water shortages due to dropping water tables, decreased rainfall, and dams within Iran and Turkey.

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