Source of red water seeping into Jordan Valley being investigated

AMMAN — Red tinted water was found seeping from one of the streams feeding into the South Jordan Valley and into the Dead Sea on Saturday, according to Al-Ghad daily.اضافة اعلان

Citizens reported that water from one of streams from the top of a mountain was flowing tinted red, which raised their concern, according to the head of the Water and Irrigation Committee in the Karak Governorate Council, Fathi Al-Huwaimel.

Huwaimel indicated that committee contacted the concerned authorities to determine the source of the red water. 

Director of Agriculture in the Southern Jordan Valley Yassin Al-Kasasbeh stressed that the authorities are inspecting the incident site, adding that “the hole is located beneath a bridge which is still under construction, and this phenomena is usually found in pools near the sea due to red moss and halophilic bacteria formation.”

For his part, Rashid Al-Maaytah, director of Karak Environment said that a team had been formed to investigate the site and determine the cause of the leakage.

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