Israel Dead Sea Rivers Flood Captured by Drone Video

A drone magnificently captures video of the floods in the Dead Sea rivers after a snow in Jerusalem.  The aerial footage starts at the Dead Sea showing the unusual and beautiful coastline of the Dead Sea and then moves inland to follow the river along its path … following the rushing water after the snowfall as it flows through the tranquil desert-like landscape … traveling through the majestic canyons and over the many falls along its path through the inland and then returning to the sea.

Amir Aloni is the videographer who captured the drone footage.

A little about the Dead Sea from Wikipedia, it is also called the Salt Sea and is a salt lake bordered on the east by Jordan and on the west by Israel and Palestine. It is 429 meters (1,407 ft) below sea level, which is the Earth’s lowest elevation on land. The sea is 304 meters (997 ft) deep which is the deepest hypersaline lake in the world.  One of the world’s saltest bodies of water, it has a salinity of 34.2% (in 2011) which is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean.  It has a density that makes swimming similar to floating.  The Dead Sea is 50 kilometers (31 miles) long and 15 kilometers (9 miles) wide at its widest point.

As a tourist attraction, the Dead Sea has attracted visitors for thousands of years. In the Bible it is told as a place of refuge for King David. It was also one of the world’s first health resorts (for Herod the Great), and it has been the supplier of a wide variety of products, from asphalt for Egyptian mummification to potash for fertilizers. People also use the salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea to create cosmetics and herbal sachets.