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Lakes Tharthar, Habbaniyah and Qadisiyah, Iraq

33.9N 43.2E

March 2nd, 2012 Category: Lakes

Iraq - March 1st, 2012

This image shows the slightly irregular shoreline of the teardrop-shaped Lake Tharthar, in Iraq. Known in Iraq as Buhayrat ath Tharthar, it is the largest lake in the country, although its size fluctuates dramatically with the seasons. It is situated 120 kilometers north of Baghdad between the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers. The construction of several dams has made it an important source for irrigation.

Visible to the south is Lake Habbaniyah, a shallow natural lake in al-Anbar, Iraq, west of Baghdad. It has a surface area 140 km². Traditionally the lake has been used to hold flood water from the River Euphrates, and in 1956 a barrage was constructed at Ramadi for this purpose. Visible at the left edge of the image, west of Lake Tharthar, is a man-made reservoir: Lake Qadisiyah.  Qadisiyah was formed by the damming of the Euphrates River above Haditha, Iraq, and it sits on the north side of the Haditha Dam. It has 100 kilometres of shoreline and provides irrigation water for nearby cultivated fields.

Lakes Habbaniyah, Milh and Qadisiyah Near Lake Tharthar in Iraq

32.7N 43.6E

February 12th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Iraq - January 16th, 2011

The largest lake in this image is the teardrop-shaped Lake Tharthar, situated between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers in Iraq. The construction of several dams has made it an important source for irrigation.

Several other lakes can also be observed nearby. To the south is
Lake Habbaniyah, a shallow natural lake with a surface area 140 km². Further south is Lake Milh, a depression into which excess water from the Euphrates River is diverted by a controlled escape channel or canal.

Finally, Lake Qadisiyah can be observed to the west of Lake Tharthar. It was formed by the damming of the Euphrates River above Haditha, Iraq. It has 100 kilometres of shoreline and provides irrigation water for nearby cultivated fields.

Lakes Tharthar and Qadisiyah Between Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, Iraq – January 20th, 2011

33.9N 43.2E

January 20th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Iraq - December 27th, 2010

Several lakes can be situated situated between the Tigris (right) and Euphrates (left) Rivers in Iraq. The largest is Lake Tharthar, situated 120 kilometers north of Baghdad. After flowing around the lake the two rivers converge to form the Shatt al’Arab River.

A smaller lake can be observed west of Lake Tharthar, the man-made reservoir called Lake Qadisiyah. It sits on the north side of the Haditha Dam on the Euphrates River. The reservoir has 100 kilometres of shoreline and provides irrigation water for nearby cultivated fields.

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