Ilisu Dam to Strain Downstream Lands
Ilisu Dam to Strain Downstream Lands
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Ilisu Dam to Strain Downstream Lands

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Ilisu Dam to Strain Downstream Lands

Filling of Ilisu Dam, crossing Tigris River in Turkey, will negatively affect Iran and bordering countries in the long run, a deputy at the Department of Environment warned. 
“The project will turn the neighboring Iraq and Syria into potential sources of dust storm for Iran,” said Masoud Tajrishi, deputy for human environment at DOE.
“While Ilisu reservoir is filling up, much less water will feed the Tigris’ downstream. Therefore, the streams feeding the farmlands will dry up, decreasing their productivity,” he was quoted as saying by DOE’s official news portal. 
Although the devastating effects will emerge gradually, they will pose a challenge to a wide area facing a variety of environmental problems.  


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