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Iraq Seeks to Reassure Over Reservoirs and Dam Pressures

Iraq's water ministry sought on Tuesday to quell fears that dams could collapse, as the country's main water reservoirs reach or near capacity after a very wet winter. "We are in control of the dams and reservoir levels," said water ministry spokesman Aoun Diab. "We are not worried about their safety or stability." Weeks of rain — compounded by melting snowcaps in neighboring Turkey and Iran — have almost filled Iraq's four central reservoirs and swelled...

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