Dead Sea level drops 11 centimeters in one month

July 3, 2012 18:26


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The level of the Dead Sea’s northern basin dropped 11 centimeters during the month of June, to 426.13 meters below sea level, according to data from the Water Authority’s Hydrological Services. In May, there was a drop of 7 centimeters, while in April there was a drop of 15 centimeters.

Only a year ago, the level was at 424.69 meters below sea level, a 1.44 meter difference, and a decade ago, the level was at 415.73 meters below sea level, a difference of 10.4 meters from that of today. The data indicates an ever-worsening trend of a disturbing deficit in the Dead Sea’s waters, a spokeswoman for Ein Gedi said.

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