Baquba Hamrin Lake in Diyala governorate witnessed a decline in its water levels, which were the lowest after 2003.

A local source told the correspondent of the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) today that the current water storage in Hamrin Lake, northeast of Baqubah, amounts to 290 million m3, which is the lowest, which shows the size of the water crisis that has swept the governorate at the present time due to reduced rains and lack of water revenues.

He added that digging artesian wells is an alternative solution to address the water crisis and drought, especially in agricultural villages.

Hamrin Lake is the most important strategic reservoir of water, and it supplies about 70% of Diyala regions.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency