Sea of Galilee is Shrinking

by OldSailor on May 7, 2009


Sea_of_Galilee The Sea of Galilee, Israel’s largest freshwater lake is shrinking. The waters of Galilee have retreated hundreds of yards. The water level is now so low, the water has to be pumped uphill into the River Jordan.

The Sea of Galilee is

  • approximately 53 km in circumference
  • about 21 km long
  • about 13 km wide
  • has a total area of 166 sq km
  • has a maximum depth of approximately 43 m

The present state of the Sea of Galilee can be found out from Sky News video clip: The Sea of Galilee

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