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Dead Sea's water level still dropped in December, despite rainstorms


The level of the Dead Sea has continued to drop. Despite heavy rains in the past three monts and lower than normal temperatures, the Dead Sea has fallen another 3 cm. Water level has reached a level of 427.82 meters (1,403 feet) below sea level.

Ten years ago, the Dead Sea was 11 meters higher than today (Credit:ibachannel)

According to Hydrological Services, the additional drop in the Dead Sea's water level brought the basin to 0.93 meters (3 feet) below its level one year agodata indicated. The Dead Sea's water level lost 8 centimeters (3.1 inches) in November and 14 centimeters (5.5 inches) in October. Ten years ago, the Dead Sea basin's water level was 416.77 meters (1,367 feet) below sea level, 11.05 meters (36 feet) higher than the current level.

The average annual reduction in water level for the Dead Sea is now 1.105 meters (3.6 feet).

Featured image: Dead Sea, Jordan by http://www.flickr.com/photos/59318060@N04/11625844894


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