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Mar 28 2014

Video Friday: The River Zin in Southern Israel

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Our video this week comes from Southern Israel about the River Zin as it moves through the Negev Desert:

The River Zin cuts through the Negev Desert in southern Israel. But unlike most rivers, the Zin rarely has any water in it. The only time it flows is when enough rain falls in the mountains miles away to cause a flash flood. This flood then flows along the usually bone-dry river bed.

Watch as, after years of drought, locals — including one bold dog — eagerly await the coming waters… (22 Words)

The landscape around the river is pretty amazing – now that’s a desert! I love the number of folks just waiting for the flow to come down the river. I wonder how long they had to wait!

HT: 22 Words

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