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Riddling master riddles ( BA for fastest 1st right answer ) - what is israel's most important water source ?

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Asked by Rising Sun, 12 Jan '11 11:20 pm
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Most of Israel's territory is classed as arid (60%) or semi-arid. Rain falls only in the winter, mainly between November and March. Average annual rainfall ranges from 400 to 800 mm. in the northern and western parts of the country and declines sharply toward the south and east. A dry season with practically no rain prevails from about the beginning of April to the end of October.

Until the beginning of the 20th century, agriculture in the Land was almost entirely rainfed, and therefore was limited to the northern part of the country and the coastal area. In some northern localities, where spring-water was available, fields were irrigated. The water was conveyed by gravitation from the source to the fields in open dirt canals. Each farmer was supposed to get his share of water for several hours once every few days or weeks. However, due to heavy loss of water along the transportation route - resulting from fast percolation into the ground - the water was distributed unevenly, and fa ...more
Answered by Ash, 12 Jan '11 11:22 pm

 
  
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Mountain aquifer
Answered by thampy chacko, 12 Jan '11 11:22 pm

 
  
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Yarmouk River Basin
Answered by Arshad Khan, 12 Jan '11 11:22 pm

 
  
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Yarmouk River Basin
Answered by sumati gayki, 06 Mar '11 12:55 pm

 
  
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