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Which of the following statements best describe why the Dead Sea's water levels are decreasing?
I. The dry climate encourages the water to evaporate. II. The Dead Sea is the final destination for the water of the Jordan River; there is no outlet. III. The extraction of numerous minerals has left the sea at risk of shrinking. IV. More water is being siphoned off the Jordan River for agriculture. A. I. and II. B. II., III., and IV. C. I. and IV. D. II. and III.
Answer : More Water is being siphoned off the Jordan River for agriculture and The dry climate encourages the water to evaporate ( C )
The dry climate encourages the evaporation of water but compared to the rate at which the level of the dead sea is decreasing this is not the only major contributor to it, The dead sea is connected the River Jordan and it gets most of its water from River Jordan hence the More water is being siphoned from the River the lower the supply and the lower the Dead sea's water.
The extraction of numerous minerals from the the dead sea doesn't affect the water levels but contributes to the inability of water organisms to survive in it because of mineral spillage that might occur .
The answer is: c. I and IV
The dry climate increase the average temperature within the dead sea territory. This speed up the evaporation process that occurs on dead sea and caused its water levels to decrease.
As more water is distributed to agriculture, the volume that available on the sea region is constantly depleted. This also cause the water levels to decrease.
The correct answers are:
C. I and IV.
- The dry climate encourages the water to evaporate;
- More water is being siphoned off the Jordan River for agriculture;
The Dead Sea is well know around the world as the sea where there's no life, the sea in which you can not sink, the sea that is the saltiest in the world (it is up there around the top but it is not the saltiest). It is bellow the surface of the sea, and it is located in a very arid region. Since its main tributary, the Jordan River has started to be used much more for agriculture, the Dead Sea started to get lesser amount of water in it. Because of this, and the scorching heat, the evaporation has become greater than the influx of water, thus making the waters gradually retreat. If this continues, the Dead Sea will be perished in the very near future.
This statement is the reason why the Dead Sea's water level is decreasing.
The low level is blamed on the imbalance of the incoming water and the outgoing water. More amount of water is outgoing from the Dead Sea than it has incoming from the Jordan River.
III. The extraction of numerous minerals has left the sea at risk of shrinking.
IV. More water is being siphoned off the Jordan River for agriculture.