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"One of Lebanon's most significant tourist sites is now a source of repulsive odors," Mohammad sighs. Lost in thought as he looks down at the Ras al-Ain River, which flows through downtown Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley, he forgets to take the order of a customer at the King restaurant where he works. Al-Bayada, the main spring nourishing the river, has been drying up since last September. It is not only vital for the river, but also for the historical Ras al-Ain meadow surrounding the stream. The drought is not the only thing drying up Al-Bayada Spring.Time may be running out, however, with Baalbek facing an environmental, economic and touristic catastrophe if the necessary action is not taken to end the abuse of Ras al-Ain River and Al-Bayada Spring.
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