Euphrates Dam is out of service; at least it needs 48 hours for the generators and turbines to restart and two weeks for maintenance • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Euphrates Dam is out of service; at least it needs 48 hours for the generators and turbines to restart and two weeks for maintenance

Reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that engineers are present within the Euphrates Dam building in the north of al-Tabaqa city in the western countryside of Al-Raqqah, and they have evaluated the damage which the dam suffered, and determined the time needed to restart the work in the dam, and the Syrian Observatory received information from reliable sources who confirmed that the technical and engineering team of the regime’s government is ready to enter the dam, of which its main body and turbines are still out of SDF’s control, where the sources re-confirmed to the observatory that the evaluation results indicate that the primary re-run needs a period between 24 to 48 hours to run the generator, turbines and the hydroelectric station in order to restore the water flow from the dam to the downstream which does to the east, while the maintenance works on the dam need to no less than two weeks as a result of the damage in the dam and due to the disruption of the control and operation room of the dam, and this matter requires the stop of the fight in the vicinity of the dam along with the halt of airstrikes and military operations of the International Coalition, the Syria Democratic Forces and US Special Forces who accompany them in the area.