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A river resurfaces in the middle of the Negev Desert

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It’s called the Zin River, but it doesn’t look much like one: its 120-km long riverbed, which crosses the Negev Desert, is for the most part dry. However, following several years of drought, water resurfaced last week due to heavy rains that irrigated the mountains where the river’s source is located.

 

In this video filmed by local villagers, you can hear the sound of the water approaching. It finds the riverbed and gathers strength, under the bewildered gaze of the locals. They quickly move out of the way, and the water falls into a canyon. The person who posted the video described the experience as “unforgettable”.

 

Video posted on YouTube by David Gal.