Droughts in Israel

בצורות בישראל

The review includes climactic droughts extending over three consecutive years, as well as years when extreme droughts occurred in different parts of Israel.

Israel’s location in a semi-arid zone means that the country has experienced droughts on a relatively frequent basis. Droughts cause serious damage to Israel’s water economy and significant damage to agriculture. Since 1948, Israel has experienced four periods of protracted drought, the most extreme of which was in 1999-2001, when the three-year figures for the flow of water in the River Jordan were the lowest since records began. The Sea of Galilee fell to -214.90 meters – the lowest level for a century. The damage caused by droughts increased with the growing level of water consumption and pressure on water sources. However, water desalination plants have now eased Israel’s water shortage.


Date

Event

Location

Source

Further information

2014

Drought

Throughout Israel (north of Gadera)

Water and Irrigation,” Issue 534

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1999-2001

Drought

North of Israel

מאמר מקורHebrew article

מקורות Hebrew sources

1989-1991

Drought

North of Israel

מאמר מקורHebrew article

 

1957-1962

Drought

North of Israel

מאמר מקורHebrew article

 

1932-1934

Drought

North of Israel

מאמר מקורHebrew article