Dr. Hussain Al-Aybi Zamil published a research entitled "Groundwater Investigation in the Iraqi Marshlands" in Diyala Journal of Pure Sciences. The study included the study of the three marshes in the governorates of Maysan, Basrah and Dhi Qar in southern Iraq. This region is characterized by abundant groundwater in the four-day sediment, which is characterized by good thickness and hydraulic specifications suitable for containment of groundwater and its permeability through the permeable medium.
The results of the research: The depth of groundwater between less than (10) meters and less than (40) meters in the areas of the three marshes and the amount of water that can be discharged from wells water is high ranging between (400) and (900) m3 / day, concentrations of dissolved salts in groundwater are very high at 68430 parts per million parts. As they can’t be used for humanitarian, agricultural, animal and industrial purposes due to the length and movement of groundwater towards the drainage area and the lack of natural nutrition resulting from rainfall. In the interior of the earth to achieve the alleviation and reduction of the level of salts total dissolved.