More Than 3 Feet of Dead Sea's Water Vanishes Every Year, Experts Say

The Dead Sea is dying.
The great salt lake that sits nestled between Israel, Jordan and Palestine is retreating from the shores of all three nations at a rate of more than 3 feet per year, according to environmental organization EcoPeace Middle East.
“When I was a child, the Dead Sea used to wash the coast a few yards from our field,” Jordanian farmer Adbul Alhay Alhwemen told PBS. “Now it lies far – over a mile away. In 20 years, no one will know there was something called the Dead Sea here.”
The 15-million-year-old sea is really a lake that drains the watershed of the Jordan River, a natural faucet that has been providing less and less water as the years go by, PBS also reported….. [read more]

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