Shafaq News/ Mazen Akram, the director of Qazaniya district overseeing Mandali district in Diyala, stated on Saturday that the water flow from the Iranian border into Iraqi territory has significantly decreased, amounting to over 70%.
Akran told Shafaq News Agency that the reduced flow of torrents is attributed to Iran's construction of the Sharaf Shah Dam, approximately 30 km near the Iraqi border.
In 2020, former Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated the Dam west of Kermanshah.
Akram explained that the Dam has mainly curtailed the historical torrent and rainwater that used to reach Iraqi territories through valleys, notably the Harran Valley. He noted that border villages received only one wave of torrents during the current winter.
"Without the usual torrents reaching dams in Mandali and Qazania, local farmers face challenges, leading many to rely on wells for water supply." He added.