Heritage of Irrigation in Iraq

by M.R. Lewis,


Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 2, Pg. 9-20


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: History of irrigation in Iraq for 6000 yr and its influence on thinking and customs of the people are reviewed; war, floods, excess salts, sedimentation, and changing trade routes are discussed as causes of decline or abandonment of great irrigation systems.

Subject Headings: Irrigation | Developing countries | Flood routing | Irrigation systems | History | Sediment | Salts | Iraq | Middle East

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