Editor's note: The TLE Editorial Board and staff appreciate the extensive technical review and editing of this article by Pat Millegan of Marathon Oil in Houston.

Sinkholes—large, open holes that result from the earth simply collapsinG—are a serious environmental problem and hazard around the Dead Sea (Figure 1). The largest is about 30 m in diameter and 15 m deep (Figure 2). The most alarming case is a recent collapse on both sides of the main highway at E'n Gedi, a popular destination for recreation and tourism. Sinkholes initially opened at a campsite east of the...

First Page Preview

First page PDF preview
You do not currently have access to this article.