Dead Sea Water Level Watch - February 2017

Dead Sea Water Level Watch - February 2017

07.03.17

The Dead Sea water level was measured at the end of February and was found to be -431.25 m, which reflects a decrease of 6 cm during the month, compared to a 2 cm decrease in February 2016, and compared to a 13 cm decrease during the previous month. Last year, the water level was -429.90 m and the annual decline, as of the end of February 2017, is therefore 1.35 m (!), compared with 1.27 m as calculated at the end of January 2017. A decade ago the water level was -419.77 m, which is 11.48 m higher than the current level, hence the average annual decrease in water level during the preceding decade is 1.148 m/y, 1 cm less than the rate calculated in the previous month.

(Raw data courtesy of the Hydrological Service)

Eli Raz