Dead Sea could not tolerate another period of significant drought

Dead_Sea_northern_end_aerial_from_westA team of Environmental scientists has warned that the Dead Sea may not survive another period of severe draught in the Middle East. Scientists, in late 2010 found evidence that it had almost disappeared about 120,000 years ago.

Dead Sea marks the border between Jordan and Israel.

Its highly salted water makes layers of sediments upon one another. These layers of sediments are helping in the study of its history. Scientists have taken the sediments from the Dead Sea and found the uncertain existence of the remarkable body of water, which is currently moving back at a shocking speed. The water body is the lowest point on the planet with an altitude of 425 meters.

The team of Environmental scientists warned American Geophysical Union (AGU) at their annual conference in San Francisco.

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