“Arugot river” next to the Dead Sea
Written by Z.Gasner 31-May-2018
“Arugot River” is an important stream in which water flows throughout the year.
The stream drains more streams along its length in the Judean Desert towards the Dead Sea.
The length of the stream is about 45 km. It begins in the “Gush Etzion” area and the Hebron hills and flows north of “Ein Gedi” next to the Dead Sea.
The stream has three segments where each section has a name that hints at its “character”; The first section is called “The Hidden Stream”, the middle section “The stilt River” and the last section “The Stream that has diverted”. Each section has its own length and characteristic. Along the stream ther is a rich vegetation, willow trees, jujube, common cane and more.
The difference is in height, the Hebron hills on one side and the level of the Dead Sea on the other create a huge difference in altitude Which creates waterfalls at various heights, in the last stretch before the Dead Sea, the water falls to a depth of about 500 meters. “Arugot river” is a source of attraction for trips to the entire family, as part of a walking trail in an oasis with plenty of water.