Palestine to get electrification
French and British engineers have completed a project which it is hoped will be put in place very soon for the electrification of Palestine by causing the waters of the Eastern Mediterranean to flow over a 250-foot ridge bordering the coast thence through a canal cut out of solid rock, whence the waters would hurl down in an almost sheer drop into Lake Tiberius and the Dead Sea, more than a one thousand feet drop.
It is estimated that the total electric energy developed would be sufficient for Palestine, Syria, Asiatic Turkey and Egypt. The total cost is placed at about $75,000,000. Able scientists have calculated the net energy at 420,000 H.P.
Delphos Herald, Sept. 8, 1926
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