Why Iraq's biblical paradise is becoming a salty wasteland
Clip: 12/20/2018 | 8m 27s
In addition to recovering and rebuilding after a brutal war with ISIS, Iraq is facing a dire water shortage. Levels in the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers have plummeted, in part because neighboring Turkey built a dam upstream that restricts the flow into Iraq. The remaining water is too salty to sustain life. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports on the crisis and its agricultural impact.
Aired: 12/20/18Video has closed captioning.
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