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Galilee Floods

Floods in the Galilee have been a recurring problem for many years. Historic photos recorded the terrible damage done to the city of Tiberias on the shores of the Sea of Galilee in a 1938 flash flood. More recently the problem has been tackled and now the winter rains are more often-than-not just enough to replenish the Sea of Galilee, which is Israel’s main water source, and wash across the countryside. The rain water fills streams and rivers in the north, and flows down into the Sea of Galilee. Along the way beautiful waterfalls are formed, and many of the larger rivers like the River Jordan overflow their banks. Thanks to the (relatively) high rainfall in northern Israel the area is blessed with unique flora and fauna and is a beautiful destination for hiking in nature throughout the year.