By Annie Wacker
Many Biblical battle took place at this River, and Joshua crossed the river into Jericho.
Much of the area surrounding the river is dry, so it is a necessary source of water for Israel and Jordan.
The Jordan River is not very deep, and at some points it is only 20 yards across.
Some segments of the river are kept very clean in order to be used for baptisms.
Israel, Jordan, and Syria are blamed by many for the destruction of ecosystems surrounding the Jordan River.