Jordan River

By Annie Wacker

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