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Dead Sea to Be Harnessed for Electric Power

March 23, 1926
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A plan for harnessing the electrical energy believed to be possessed by the Dead Sea is announced, according to an Associated Press despatch from Jerusalem. If properly exploited, it is declared, the lake can produce a maximum of 350,000 horsepower.

The plan includes building a huge pumping station at Haifa for the transfer of Mediterranean sea-water by pipes or aqueducts to the Dead Sea. The construction of a series of water conduits, coupled with the Dead Sea’s natural mineral power, is proposed.

After calculating wastage for evaporation, power for turbines, and loss of power during transfer, it is said 100,000 horsepower can be produced at little cost, the despatch states.

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