The water level of the Orontes river in Jisr al-Shughur, Northern Idlib countryside, rises after the loyalist forces recently reopened the dams, coinciding with the rain season in Syria and Lebanon. The farmers, who benefit from high water levels, usually complain about the overgrowth of Eichhornia, an invasive water hyacinth. A member of the Jisr al-Shughur local council, Manhal Mohamad Ali, said that this water plant consumes such a large amount of water that the council, in collaboration with the Shafaq Organization, started to remove it from the river. However, the water flood caused by the loyalist forces' reopening of the dams carried more of the plant from the dam areas to Jisr al-Shughur. The Orontes' water level decreased by 90 percent last year, after the loyalist forces closed the Al Rastan Dam, affecting this year's crops badly. Characters by appearance: 1- A member of the Jisr al-Shughur local council, Manhal Mohamad Ali. 2- A farmer from Jisr al-Shughur.