Mosul dam is one of the biggest hydraulic structures in Iraq. It is located on Tigris River north Iraq and was selected as a case study to predict flood disasters caused by a hypothetical Mosul dam failure due to its foundation defect in which the dam had been survive since 1986 (initial time of dam operation).

The water-harvesting structures constructed in six villages to provide irrigation and agriculture sustainability in the area have proved to be a bane for villagers as the dams have not been desilted since their inception.

Floods are the most destructive, most frequent and most costly natural disasters on earth. Flood damages have soared in recent decades, despite hundreds of billions of dollars spent on flood control structures. This is partly because global warming is causing more severe storms, and partly because of growing populations and economic activity on floodplains. It is also because flood control technologies and approaches often prove counterproductive. This report explains the failure of dams and levees to stop rising flood damages and describes better ways to tackle flood management.

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