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Dead Sea

General Information

Description
Country Israel
Jordan
Latitude 31° 30' 0" (31.5000)
Longitude 35° 27' 0" (35.4500)
State

Maps

 Dead Sea locator map

Physical Characteristics

Description
Volume 136.00 km3
Surface Area 940.00 km2
Depth Mean depth: 145.0 m
Maximum depth: 433.0 m
Origin Tectonic
Type Saline
Permanent
Natural

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
Issues
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description
Designations
Species of Concern

Organizations

Friends of the Earth Middle East

Documents

Resources

ILEC Database
LakeNet "Lakes in the News"
Living Lakes Partner Profile: Dead Sea
Water and Peace: For clues to resolving the Middle East conflict, consider the case of the embattled Dead Sea

News

11/24/2011 - Life in the Dead Sea
8/23/2006 - Study to Top Up Dead Sea May Start Soon - World Bank
5/19/2005 - For Dead Sea, a Slow and Seemingly Inexorable Death
4/7/2005 - Disappearing Lakes, Shrinking Seas
9/1/2002 - A plan to save the Dead Sea
8/3/2001 - Dead Sea may disappear by 2050
8/23/2000 - Despite government reassurance, environmentalists say Dead Sea is doomed
10/10/1999 - The dying Dead Sea: levels fall precipitously as rivers are diverted

Additional Data Sources

Birkett, C., and I. Mason. 1995. A new global lakes database for remote sensing programme studying climatically sensitive large lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 21 (3) 307-318.
International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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