​​​​​​​Turkey reduces flowing of Euphrates water into Syria

The decline in the Euphrates river in Syria threatens the crops and livelihoods of millions of Syrians, after the Turkish occupation state deliberately reduced it in a repeated scenario of 2017 summer. Thus Turkey is opening another war against the people in northern and eastern Syria.

The Euphrates river's water level has decreased by 60% in the past two weeks, heralding a disaster that could be felt on agricultural land in the north of the country and the electric supply of vital areas and facilities.

Under a prior agreement, Syria receives 500 meters of water cubicle per second.

The Turkish state is provoking the Syrian side by letting small amounts of water, with the average falling to 100 cubic meters of water in the summer of 2017, while Turkey's current rate is only 200 cubic meters per second.

Dams need to pump water at a rate of 300 cubic meters per second to generate electricity as the lowest rate of one dam can be activated to generate 105 megawatts per hour.

The northeast areas of Syria feed three dams on the 600-kilometer Euphrates River inside Syrian territory, Rojava (Tishreen) dam southeast of Manbij, and the Euphrates Dam, Syria's largest dam near the city of Al-Tabqa with a lake of 14 billion cubic meters of water, and the Freer dam near the city of Al-Raqqa.

Six Turkish dams hold the Euphrates River water before it flows into Syria, including the Second Largest Ataturk Dam in the Middle East, which stores 48 billion cubic meters of water.

The problem of reducing the water level of the Euphrates River threatens millions of Syrians in the northeast of the country from drinking water outages, and the electricity supply that has shown signs of the impact of the drop in water, following the frequent interruptions this week, as well as the threat of agriculture, which depends extensively on irrigation in the northern and western countryside of AlQaqqa, and the western countryside of Kobane province.

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ANHA


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