The Dead sea may be dead

The Dead Sea is a salt lake which is situated between Israel, Jordan and the Palestine territory of West Bank. It is lowest point on earth, some 420.8 mts. below sea level.
Created On: Dec 11, 2010 15:56 IST
Modified On: Mar 31, 2011 12:52 IST

The Dead Sea is a salt lake which is situated between Israel, Jordan and the Palestine territory of West Bank. It is lowest
point on earth, some 420.8 mts. below sea level. This unique geographical feature on the earth is fast drying up.

It is unique in the sense that its water is 11 times as salty as ocean water.

In the last three decades, water level in the lake has dropped by 22 mts. Its length has shrunk from 90 km in 1848 to 52 km now.

In order to replenish it, Dead Sea basin countries plan to bring water from the Mediterranean or the Red Sea.

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