Euphrates River Recession Expands Sand Extraction Areas
Euphrates River water level drop and water recession in several areas led to an increase in areas suitable for exploration for Euphrates sand, which is considered one of the finest types of sand used in construction. Workers extract sand from the Euphrates River using heavy equipment, which pulls the sand with the water from the river and then separates the sand from water by special methods. Workers in sand quarries say that they had previously struggled a lot in extracting sand, especially in winter when the river used to flood, but they are now working easily to extract sand with the low water level and the expansion of suitable areas for exploration after the water receded, but their suffering is now with Old machinery that needs regular maintenance, and lack of fuel. This limits the extracted quantities, although the demand is very high for it, just like cement and iron, in the process of rebuilding the city.