SHRINKING & DISAPPEARING
The Dead Sea is a masterwork of nature in all aspects; geological, ecological, historical. The lowest place on earth and one of the saltiest bodies of water!
Its scenery is like nowhere else on earth- a place of relaxation for body and soul. A truly magical place drawing tourists of all kinds; religious, hikers, scientists, nature lovers, cure seekers due to its well-known therapeutic virtues, and so much more. The three major faiths arose along its shores and thus its spiritual importance to humanity. Three communities share this stretch of land - Jordanians, Israelis and Palestinians.
And now it’s dying….
The Dead Sea water level has fallen more than 25 meters during the past 30 years due to irresponsible and conflict-ridden "water-grabbing" and unsustainable water management. We’ve gathered hereby at this magnificent Sea, to express our gratitude and love, cry out, and help in efforts to bring it back to life.
The surface and shores of the Dead Sea are 423 meters (1,388 ft) below sea level, making it Earth’s lowest elevation on land.
The salt concentration in the Dead Sea is 33.7%, compared with the salt concentration in the Mediterranean Sea, which is between 3.5% and 3.9%
Dead Sea is 3 Million years old.
800 million cubic meters of water per year is needed to halt the continued deterioration of the Dead Sea
377 m (1,237 ft) deep, making it the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. A hypersaline lake is a landlocked body of water that contains significant concentrations of sodium chloride or other mineral salts, with saline levels surpassing 8.6 times that of ocean water.