Pollution in Ras-Al Ain River

The drought and rising temperatures has caused the Al-Bayada spring and Ras-Al Ain River to dry up. The river flows through downtown Baalbek and has been used as a dump site by neighboring houses and restaurants for many years. Although this problem has been ignored for a long time, the decrease in water level has made the pollution more noticeable. Hamad Hassan, the mayor of Baalbek explains “The rise of building and the construction of artesian wells around the spring have had a direct effect on the level of water and its pollution.”

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