Jordan River Valley Along East Africa Rift Zone Descends 9,000 Feet in 150 Miles Mount Hermon to Dead Sea


The springs which emerge at the base of the 9,000 foot Mount Hermon (where is Tel Dan at 600 feet above sea level) in far northern Israel is the headwater of the Jordan river which then flows down into the Sea of Galilee (700 feet below sea level) and outflows from it on down to the Dead Sea (1,400 below sea level), flowing south parallel to the Mediterranean shoreline only fifty miles away.