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The Dead Sea Is Quickly Evaporating

Photo credit Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images
Photo credit Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

The Dead Sea is located at the absolute lowest point on earth. It sits at 1,380 feet below sea level and is known as being one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. The Dead Sea has become endangered due to the heat from the Middle East.

The harsh climate around the Dead Sea is causing the water to evaporate, dropping at over three feet per year. With the declining rate of the volume of water, the Dead Sea is set to lose about a third of its mass before it can reach equilibrium. That means you really don’t have much longer to see it before it’s just a crater in the ground.