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    Well, make of it what you will, the Dead Sea seems in danger of drying up altogether, so if we could PREVENT this and realize other benefits at the same time, who could object?

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    The cost of a 70 km long tunnel would appear to be a severe hindrance.


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    But similar projects have been done before on this sort of scale. Ultimately the question is whether it is worth the investment or not.

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    If I recall correctly, the chunnel is in the stable European Craton, the dead sea tunnel is in teh middle of a tectonicly active region that would make any large tunnel very unstable do to faulting, fracturing, earthquakes, uplift, subsidence, etc...
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    Good point. Maybe instead of a tunnel some kind of giant siphon could be built above ground- might even be more economical and certainly easier to inspect and repair.
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    Pumped and piped would probably be more practical.
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    Just to back that up, Arthur, you may not realise, but a water siphon is operable to a maximum height of less than 10 metres. That is, air pressure can lift water to almost 10 metres, but no more. So a siphon cannot work in this context.
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