BY EREZ SPEISER, AUGUST 2, 2018 (JPOST)
The area in the “Galilee Panhandle” (Finger of the Galilee) is also nicknamed in Hebrew “Eretz Palgey Maim”, translated to English as “The land of water streams”. It is by far, the richest area in Israel with natural water streams. Therefore, it is a perfect outing destination during the exhausting August heat.
The Jordan River is created by the merging of 3 main tributaries:
- The Dan stream is the largest Tributary of the Jordan River. The stream starts from the Dan spring in Tel Dan nature reserve.
It is a huge spring, the largest in the middle east. Its output is very consistent all year round and it generates alone 50% of the Jordan river’s water flow!
- The Snir stream (Hazbani) is the longest of the 3 and the only one that starts in Lebanon. It has a very large drainage basin causing very big fluctuations in its flow, depending on the amount of rainfall in its basin. During the summer it has the smallest flow of the 3 tributaries. However, during the winter, after heavy rainfall it’s flow rate can exceed that of the Dan stream. In total it generates 27% of the Jordan river’s water.
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