The Dead Sea is a popular tourist site, drawing many thousands of visitors to its gorgeous, healing shores. In recent years the area has begun to change, however, due to a falling water level.
This video provides an aerial video of the western region of the Dead Sea, providing stunning footage that shows the result of a lowered water level and the formation of sinkholes. The sea is shrinking due to the diversion of water from the Jordan River, evaporation and mineral mining from its waters in the south.
Still, the Dead Sea is well worth the visit! The water provides natural healing due to the high salt content, and people love the sensation of floating on their backs in the relaxing sea.