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 (kər-kā′, -KHā′)
A river, about 565 km (350 mi) long, of western Iran and southeast Iraq flowing southwest to marshlands bordering the Tigris River.


(kɑrˈkeɪ, -ˈxeɪ)

a river in SW Iran, flowing SW to marshes along the Tigris River. ab. 350 mi. (565 km) long.
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Three companies have indicated readiness to develop the field and the contract for developing Band Karkheh Oilfield will be probably ready by the [calendar] yearend," the NIOC CEO said.
They were on an excursion in the Karkheh area west of the city of Shush," said Dahimi.
Regionalization of a conceptual rainfall-runoff model based on similarity of the flow duration curve: A case study from the semi-arid Karkheh basin, Iran.
Seas and Lakes Dam Lakes Rivers Caspian sea (370,987) Aras (145) Helmand (1,150) Gulf of Oman (903,000) Shahyun (65) Hari (1,100) Persian Gulf (251,000) Amir Kabir Aras (1,072) Urmia (5,200) Latyan Karun (950) Hamoun (3,820) Sivand (11) Karkheh (900) Bakhtegan (3,500) Mulla Sadra Sefid Rud (670) Namak (647) Upper Gotvand Zayanderud (400) Maharloo (600) Golpayegan Zarrineh (302) Table 2: Aquaculture and capture fisheries productions (tons/year) obtained from seas and freshwaters in Iran between 2004 and 2014 [2,3].
It is located in the lower Zagros Mountains about 250 km (160 mi) east of the Tigris River, between the Karkheh and Dez Rivers.
Saadatpour, "Particle Swarm Optimization for Automatic Calibration of Large Scale Water Quality Model (CE-QUAL-W2): Application to Karkheh Reservoir, Iran", Water Resour.
studies, the terminal ponds of the fish way constructed in the Karkheh diversion dam are not submerged during low water seasons, and the fish way do not have the required functioning.
Evaluation of performance of plastic concrete cutoff wallin Karkheh Dam using 3-D seepage analysis and actual measurement, Journal of Applied Sciences, 40: 30-35
Hosseini and Aghabeigi identified the relationships between discharge and flood using Karkheh watershed data in Paypel station and suggested a multivariate nonlinear method in order to estimate maximum momentary discharge and mean annual peak [4].
In Iran this fish is reported in the Karun and Karkheh rivers (Nikpei 1996), and Hurol'azim and Shadegan lagoons (Najafpur 1996).
Understanding hydrological variability for improved water management in the semi-arid Karkheh Basin, Iran.
This is while, basins at south of Iran, especially Karkheh show significant growth in operation from surface water resources the reason of which lies in the development of related infrastructures.