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Water Resources of the Golan / המים בגולן

גבי שחם and Gabi Shacham
Horizons in Geography / אופקים בגאוגרפיה
No. 13, The Settlement of the Golan / המפעל ההתיישבותי בגולן‎ (1985), pp. 51-58
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23697649
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Water Resources of the Golan / המים בגולן
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Abstract

The first development plan for water resources in the Golan was based on pumping water from the Kinnereth and Birket. Ram and transporting this water in pipes fo the farming areas. But the need for a larger amount of water for irrigation and the energy wasted in pumping water and transporting it to a topographical height of 600-800 meters, changed this use of water resources. It was decided to increase the water resources of the Golan by the construction of water reservoirs which would capture flood water. There are already 12 water reservoirs, with a storage capacity of 35 million cubic meters. The transportation costs of this water to the agricultural areas are minimal because the water is conveyed to the fields by the power of gravity. The total storage potential of the Golan is estimated at 72 million cubic meters.

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