The point of bifurcation, at present about 25 m.
Just below Mussaib there has been for all ages a great bifurcation of the river.
It is also described as a bifurcation of two twigs, mental and bodily creation out of a common root.
After this there is a bifurcation of the hinder branch, thus producing three tines.
At the present time the preservation of the embankments about the point of bifurcation demands the constant care of the Bagdad government.