Muscat: Large parts of Salalah could end up under water if sea levels rose by five metres in the future, a new study looking at flooding models has predicted.
Speaking to the Times of Oman, Amol G Deshmukh, Geomatics specialist at the Sultanate's National Survey Authority (NSA), said the study was conducted on a pilot basis to depict the effects of coastal flooding if the sea level rose by say five metres.
“Salalah was chosen on a sample basis. Most of the resorts and hotels built along the coast host a lot of national and international tourists. Hence, it becomes imperative to protect such areas from any potential disaster, such as a tsunami,” he said.