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ISRAEL’S NATIONAL WATER CARRIER

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Author(s): Nathan Cohen

Journal: Present Environment and Sustainable Development
ISSN 1843-5971

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 15;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: The National Water Carrier of Israel the main task is to transfer water from rainy north to arid south.

ABSTRACT
The National Water Carrier of Israel (Ha Movil Ha' Artzi). It is the main water project of Israel and its main task is to transfer water from the rainy north to the center and to the arid south. The National Water Carrier connects the Sea of Galilee with Israel's water system. The original goal was to provide irrigation water to Negev. Today 80% of the water is utilized for Israel's domestic consumption. Most of the water works in Israel are combined with the National Water Carrier for about 130 Km. The construction of the project started with the planning phase in 1956 and it was completed in 1964. The carrier consists of a system of aqueducts, tunnels, reservoirs and large pumping stations. Pipelines 108 "from Eschol reservoir (86 Km) to the Yarcon –Negev system at Rosh Ha'Ayin.
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