The Dead Sea is disappearing. Its water level is dropping by ~ 1.2 meters every year. 0.5 centimeter a day! The problem stems from:
60% as a result of Sea of Galilee water being diverted from its natural flow down the Lower Jordan River. From a river that once carried 1.3 billion cubic meters of water a year, the Lower Jordan has turned into a trickling sewage canal in most parts today, providing less then 10% of the flow into the Dead Sea.
40% is lost as a result of water evaporation as part of the potash production process by the ‘Dead Sea works’ in Israel and Jordan. Moreover, under the current concession laws - the factories are not obliged to use the Dead Sea waters in an economically manner, or to return water to it.