Egypt is almost entirely dependent on the Nile for agriculture and drinking water.
Days of heavy rain in Egypt have turned the Nile River, which almost all of the country’s 92 million residents depend on for water, into a turkey brown soup.
The stormy weather and subsequent flooding swept tons of soil into the waterway, and the silt-loaded river has forced the closure of several main water treatment stations and caused the disruption of water supplies in some areas.
Experts warned against drinking tap water for now. Ahmed el-Shennawi, a water expert, told the Rotana Egypt TV network that the "change of the color to yellow is a disaster and we should be cautious until water filtering takes place."
Read the full article via The Weather Channel.
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