Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sea of Galilee, Israel

The Sea of Galilee (a.k.a. Lake Tiberias) lies almost 700 feet below sea level.  Yet, it's a fresh water lake.  Like its southerly partner, the highly saline Dead Sea (almost 1400 ft below sea level), it occupies a rift valley.  The two share the same geology but have very dissimilar hydrology.  Why?  By the way, the horst on the other side is the Golan Heights.  [1997]

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