Last May, water in the reservoirs of the city of Tasil and the village of Sahem al-Golan in Daraa, southern Syria, overflowed in the direction of the Yarmouk Valley. Some of it reached the al-Wahda dam on the Syrian-Jordanian border. Allegedly, there have been a number of causes behind the water leak, one among which was “intentional targeting” with the intention of water reaching the al-Wahda dam, which is in the curiosity of Jordan. Another motive was an “unintended” technical failure inside the extensions of those dams.
A vegetable farmer from Daraa, stated that almost all of peasants are afraid that the Sahem dam will likely be empty in the occasion of repeated water leaks, explaining that he’s at present rising potato crops, after which he’ll develop the eggplant crop.
He added that in the occasion of repeated water leakage, farmers will stay pressured to make use of different, costlier sources to irrigate their agricultural lands, corresponding to utilizing properly water, as a result of they’ve paid giant prices to maintain the crop with fertilizers and chemical compounds, apart from extra manufacturing prices.
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