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Shafaq News/ Al-Azim district in Diyala confirmed today, Wednesday, the rise in the water level of the strategic Al-Azim River, which originates from the Tigris and separates the governorate from neighboring Salah al-Din, and feeds dozens of agricultural villages between the two governorates.
The head of the dissolved Al-Azim Council, Muhammad Ibrahim Dhaifan, told Shafaq News agency, that the rains and water revenues raised the reservoir of the Al-Azim Dam from 170 to 370 million cubic meters, which contributed to the flow of water to the Al-Azim River and an increase in its levels by 80% compared to previous periods, which restored life to dozens of agricultural villages on Its sides are within the outskirts of Diyala and Salah al-Din.
Two guests emphasized that the Azim River, which was dying due to drought and lack of rain, has restored hope to thousands of farmers and livestock breeders who are threatened with displacement and abandonment of their livelihood professions after the drought worsened in an alarming manner.
Two guests expressed hope for an increase in water revenues and an increase in the level of the Azim River to its normal levels in light of the "promising" data of heavy winter and spring rains during the coming periods.
Al-Azim district, (60 km north of Baquba), warned during the previous periods of living and security disasters due to the low and fading levels of the Al-Azim River separating Diyala and Salahuddin.
The Azim River is one of the most important tributaries of the Tigris River, and it is the only river that flows inside Iraqi territory. It originates in the province of Sulaymaniyah, specifically from the mountains of Sekrma Dagh, Tasluja, and Qara Dagh, and flows into the Tigris River to the south of the city of Balad.
The Azim River basin is located between the feeding basin of the lower Zab and the Hamrin mountain range, and it has four main tributaries: Khass Gai, Tawook Gai, Tuz Gai, and Zghitoun Gai.
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