After his downfall, Azzam Alwash returned from exile in the US and spent more than a decade masterminding a plan to reflood
the marshes, as well as persuading the Iraqi government to create a national park there.
The frog's chances of survival are being boosted by plans to reflood
parts of the Hula Valley and restore the original swamp habitat.
TUESDAY: NATURAL WORLD SPECIAL (BBC2, 8pm) studies attempts to reflood
marshlands in southern Iraq which were drained by Saddam Hussein.
And within days of the city finally being pumped dry, Hurricane Rita would reflood
many of those same areas with more water, a cruel double blow.
After the end of the Iraq conflict of 2003, the Marsh Arabs who were still in the area began to break down the dams that Saddam had built in an attempt to reflood
For the third winter in a row, a small but growing number of rice farmers will reflood
their fields to provide a temporary habitat for the dwindling numbers of migrating waterfowl on the Pacific Flyway that still winter in the Sacramento Valley.
Hilltop living is not without advantages: The view is nice, and if God should ever change His mind and reflood
the earth, we'll be among the last to go.