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Lake Razzaza faces increasing saline levels and decreasing water levels

Almost 2,000 kilometres in size, Lake Razzaza is Iraq’s second largest lake. But increasing saline levels and decreasing water levels mean that the area is heading for economic, social and environmental disaster. And nobody seems to have any solutions.

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Fish populations in the Razzaza lake to the south of Baghdad are being decimated by an unexplained phenomenon and their demise is badly affecting local fishermen.

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