News > After drought, winter rains revive Iraq’s famed marshlands
After drought, winter rains revive Iraq’s famed marshlands
Therahnuma | 31/01/2023 09:23 PM | Click to read full article
Black buffaloes wade through the waters of Iraq’s Mesopotamian marshes, leisurely chewing on reeds. After years of drought, winter rains have brought some respite to herders and livestock in the famous wetlands. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the marshes were parched and dusty last summer by drought in the climate-stressed country and by reduced flow from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers due to dams built upstream in Turkiye and Iran.