Dam upstream leaves Egypt fearing for its lifeline, the Nile

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(Worthy News) - The only reason Egypt has even existed from ancient times until today is because of the Nile River, which provides a thin, richly fertile stretch of green through the desert.

Now, for the first time, the country fears a potential threat to that lifeline, and it seems to have no idea what to do about it.

Ethiopia is finalizing construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, its first major dam on the Blue Nile, and then will eventually start filling the giant reservoir behind it to power the largest hydroelectric dam in Africa.

Egypt fears that will cut into its water supply, destroying parts of its precious farmland and squeezing its population of 93 million people, who already face water shortages. [ Source: Fox News (Read More...) ]

Isaiah 19:4-8 and I will give over the Egyptians into the hand of a hard master, and a fierce king will rule over them, declares the Lord GOD of hosts.  And the waters of the sea will be dried up, and the river will be dry and parched,  and its canals will become foul, and the branches of Egypt’s Nile will diminish and dry up, reeds and rushes will rot away.  There will be bare places by the Nile, on the brink of the Nile, and all that is sown by the Nile will be parched, will be driven away, and will be no more.  The fishermen will mourn and lament, all who cast a hook in the Nile; and they will languish who spread nets on the water.

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