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Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Dying Dead Sea

Jordan Dead seaImage via Wikipedia

I went to Israel and Jordan last month. That was an amazing trip, which I recommend everyone to do. But I was very shocked by the state of the Dead Sea. I knew that both countries are pumping too much water from the rivers alimenting it, but I did not expect to see something like this.

The level of the Dead Sea is dropping by 1 meter per year. And the most alarming thing in all this is that both countries are not talking about way to improve their irrigation system or reduce the amount of water lost through leaks. No, they want to build a multi billion dollar aqueduct to bring water from the Red sea to the Dead sea.

Sounds to me it is like creating a new problem when trying to solve a current one.
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