Iraq 's economy
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Iraq has begun to rely on the water reservoirs in the Mosul Dam to compensate for the water shortage in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, an adviser to the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources said on Monday.
Abdullah said that "Iraq is dependent on the water reservoirs of the Mosul dam, where the reservoir began to fall from 315 meters above sea level to 308 this summer," according to Anatolia.
He explained that "the water level of the reservoirs is much lower than last year, so we are currently studying the rationing of the agricultural plan for the winter season next to be approved in October".
Before the drought this year, the water level at the Mosul dam was 330 meters above sea level.
Iraq decided in June to ban the cultivation of eight crops, including rice, corn and cotton, because of the water crisis.
Iraq depends on water security mainly on the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and their tributaries.