25 January, 2016

Dead Sea Sink Holes, Lakes Drying Up

Photo by Foeme

Meanwhile, back at the ranch:

Sink holes at the Dead Sea are are increasing yet again.
The latest count says 3,000 and climbing.

Some are deeper than eight stories  and soon the Sea may no longer exist. It is shrinking year by year.
Former tourist sites are no longer safe to visit.

Read about canyon formed in under 3 months by Dead Sea

 And the Aral Sea, once the fourth largest lake in the world is going as well.
You can see the outline of the former sea bed and how much it has declined.
National Geographic states, "Actually a freshwater lake, the Aral Sea once had a surface area of 26,000 square miles (67,300 square kilometers). It had long been been ringed with prosperous towns and supported a lucrative muskrat pelt industry and thriving fishery, providing 40,000 jobs and supplying the Soviet Union with a sixth of its fish catch."

The world is changing.

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