The decline in water levels led to a high rate of drought, especially on the outskirts of the Euphrates River, which caused formation of deposits in the soil along the banks of the river along the path resulted in the spread of bacteria and viruses, which in turn produced pollution in the plants developing on the soil.
The pollution of these plants is not only harmful to them, it also causes malignant and deadly diseases of the animals that feed on them, including sheep, goats, cattle and other livestock.
In this regard, a member of the sub-agricultural committee in al- Mansoura city, east of al-Tabqa of Directorate Agriculture in al-Tabqa city, Kahlaf al-Ali talked about the negative effects on livestock caused by water shortage "The Turkish occupation’s cut of water has caused many diseases that affected livestock, including sheep, goats and cattle, including the disease of Abu Afish" John ", which makes sheep, goats and cows meager, dry of milk production as well as their wool falls due to inflammation of the intestines after eating contaminated plants.
Al-Ali added "These diseases include the disease of intestinal septicemia, "which is a satisfactory disease of sheep as a result of toxins from the bacteria in the serum of polluted plants digested in the intestines of the animal and lead to the loss of huge economical losses resulting from the death of infected cattle.
The damage of these diseases does not recede on the cattle, but goes beyond the human being. The immature animal, infected with the disease, transfers the harm to the human being by eating his sick flesh and drinking his rotten milk.
Turkish occupation has expanded its fascist water policy and recently built a dam on the Tigris River which could cause drought in Iraq, a country neighboring Turkey, as well as the Euphrates River, which has been cut off for more than six months.