Years of water management in Syria, Iran and Turkey, with the building of upstream dams have led to drying river beds in the Euphrates and Tigris rivers and a large increase in the number of poisonous snakes attacking cattle and people.
Given Iraq’s already depleted state due to the recent wars and insurgency of ISIS this is the last thing the people of the country need. Is it prophecy coming to pass (Revelation 16:12: The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East.)?
It’s also interesting to note another dam on the Nile is coming online very soon and that water supply to Egypt is likely to be affected severely. This can’t be good for an area already in distress with millions of refugees fleeing war and famine. Again though, this could be prophecy coming true as foretold in Isaiah 19 with turmoil in Egypt and the Nile running dry?