Consumption of Euphrates River Water
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-The construction of dams on the river has greatly reduced fresh water inflow that would dilute pollution

- The Southeast Anatolia project involves the construction of 22 dams and 19 power plants by 2005

-Turkey's 22 dams and 19 hydroelectric power plants will significantly decrease the amount of water to reach Syria and Iraq

-Iraq must contend with high salt content in the Euphrates as a result of leaching and chemical applications in upstream areas

-The optimum use of water quality is being hindered by Turkey's dams

-Syria is also using too much of the river's water

-Syria and Iraq might pose military action on Turkey if they increase the amount of water they are taking from the river

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Zach Holt
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