Coast Line

Ga’aton River

Nahal Ga’aton (Ga’aton River) flows for 19 kilometers from the Upper Galilean Moshav Meona until the Mediterranean Coast next to Nahariya. In fact, Nahariya received its name due to its location next to the Ga’aton River (Nahar means River in Hebrew). Once upon a time a lot of water flowed through the stream. Today most of the water is used by the Israeli National Water Company, Mekorot, for the benefit of nearby towns.

Ga’aton River, befor water cahnnel

In Ottoman times, the river was known as Nahr Mefshukh. The source of this river, formerly known as “the fountain-head of the waters of Giyato”.

The Ga’aton Basin area has a number of unique features. The mill plateau, to which water flows from the bottom up. The mill is located above the spring, the underground water source of which is higher than the source of its outlet to the surface. The exit in the pool is closed, and the water, according to the law of closing vessels, rises up and falls into the pipe. All 26 known lifting basins in the world are located in the Land of Israel.


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Charlotte Noris

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