, Sunday, the Ministry of Water Resources reviewed its procedures for treating the salty headwaters of the Shatt al-Arab and delivering fresh water to Basra Governorate, and while it revealed the intention to establish a dam to prevent the flow of salty sea water, it indicated that there are 3 proposed sites, while pointing out that it is You will use global consulting offices to achieve this goal.
The ministry's spokesman, Khaled Shamal, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The ministry has taken several measures and pushed additional shots towards the Shatt al-Arab to improve its environment and push the salty tongue, despite the lack of revenues, and the ministry is doing everything it can according to the available capabilities."
He added, "The ministry is also continuing the campaign to remove abuses to ensure the delivery of these releases, and procedures are continuing to confront abuses on the Shatt al-Arab column, whether they are pollutants or otherwise," noting that "delivering fresh water to Basra Governorate is a priority in the ministry's work and one of the most important measures and indicators of its success in performance of the tasks entrusted to it.
And Shamal continued, "The ministry is also working on treating the openings to and from the Shatt al-Arab and preserving them as its lung, and is carrying out more than one study towards evaluating the possibility of implementing a definitive dam on the Shatt al-Arab column to address the issue of the saline tongue and the penetration of salty sea or Gulf water towards it, in addition to coordination With the Iranian side for the purpose of pushing new releases from the Karun River to allow the strengthening and improvement of the Shatt al-Arab environment.
He continued, "The ministry, through its invitation to international consulting offices, will carry out a consultancy study, the aim of which is to study two things: the first: the extent to which it is possible to implement a definitive dam on the Shatt al-Arab, and the other thing: is to determine the site, as there are three proposed sites that will be evaluated and the best site chosen, from In terms of installing hydraulic devices to push water, and in terms of hydrology, that is, the study of water and its distribution over the ground, its natural and chemical characteristics and characteristics, and its interaction with the environment and living organisms.
He continued: "Also, in terms of managing the dam and its positive and negative effects, the proposed sites for the dam are the port of Al-Maqal, the port of Abu Flus and Ras Al-Bishah."[/size]
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