Red Sea could save shrinking Dead Sea

2013-01-17 19:14
The Dead Sea (Picture: AP)

The Dead Sea (Picture: AP)

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Jerusalem - It is possible to use the Red Sea to replenish the shrinking Dead Sea, the World Bank has determined after years of studying whether such a connecting lifeline could work.

Because of the water current created with the drop in elevation, it would even be possible to construct desalination and hydroelectric plants along the route, the World Bank said.

If the project is approved, it could be about 10 years before work actually begins, the World Bank said.

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