Water balance approaches have been widely used to stimulate and forecast the average runoff and river discharge in small- and medium-sized basins. The analysis of water balance for Feesh Khabour River and Dohuk Dam catchment areas needs to be verified. This study used 24 alternative scenarios for assessing the robustness of adaptation decisions to water management practices. The discharge of Feesh Khabour River recorded at Zakho station, with a maximum flow rate of higher than 19.6 m cm d−1 and a minimum flow rate of 0.3 m cm d−1, helps ensure that interbasin water transfer remains one of the most attractive alternatives for increasing the amount of water available in the Dohuk Dam for agricultural, domestic and tourism uses.
- Alternative scenario
- Dohuk Dam
- Hydrological data
- Interbasin water transfer
- Water balance approach
- First received 27 January 2016.
- Accepted in revised form 3 September 2016.
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