17 Incredible Places That May Disappear Soon
Over the last 30 years, the Dead Sea has shrunk by a third and sunk approximately 82 feet (25 meters). According to Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry, the hyper-saline lake is receding at a rate of four feet (1.2 meters) per year.
National Geographic reported in 2018 that the 30-mile (48.2 kilometers) length of the Dead Sea is only half what it was a century ago.
Experts also believe it could shrink to the size of a pool in as little as 50 years, due to neighboring countries drawing water from the River Jordan, which is the only water source for the Dead Sea.