Iraq Suffers As Euphrates Dries Up

July 14, 2009

Iraq (ChattahBox) – A story in the New York Times has said that the Euphrates, a once full, flowing river, has began to dry up rapidly.

The Euphrates, which is 2,781 kilometres (1,728 mi) long, is hugely important resource for many farmers in Iraq, as well as fisherman, and those who rely on the reeds it produces for commerce. As it has begun to dry more drastically, you see more from these genres rushing from their homes into the larger cities, looking for work that they often don’t find.

Many have shown grave concern over this development, as the effects on Iraq would be devastating should the Euphrates dry completely, which it is likely going to do.

But what is causing this once mighty river to dry? It is being blamed on Iraq’s neighbors, Syria and Turkey.

According to experts, the way that those two countries have set up dams up stream has left Iraq’s portion of the Euphrates shrinking.

A woman told the New York Times just how horrible the situation has become.

“There’s no water in the river that we drink from. It’s now totally dry, and it contains sewage water. They dig wells but sometimes the water just cuts out and we have to drink from the river. All my kids are sick because of the water.”

The shrinking of the Euphrates, a river that led to the first flowering of civilization in Sumer, dating from about the 4th millennium, is prophesied in the Book of Revelation that its’ drying up as a sign of the end times.


Comments

2 Responses to “Iraq Suffers As Euphrates Dries Up”

  1. Jack on July 15th, 2009 10:41 am

    Where do you find this in prophesied Revelation?

  2. angela on September 1st, 2009 2:17 pm

    just saw your post…..look in the last book…..Revelations……

Got something to say? **Please Note** - Comments may be edited for clarity or obscenity, and all comments are published at the discretion of ChattahBox.com - Comments are the opinions of the individuals leaving them, and not of ChattahBox.com or its partners. - Please do not spam or submit comments that use copyright materials, hearsay or are based on reports where the supposed fact or quote is not a matter of public knowledge are also not permitted.