The Besor River (Nahal HaBasor).

/// Posted December 7, 2017

This river is around eighty kilometers long and one of the longest waterways in the Negev Desert. Back in 1996, KKL-JNF constructed a system of giant reservoirs along the Besor River to capture winter floodwaters that flow down towards the local gully and to use them to recharge the groundwater. The reservoirs allow this floodwater to be used by the local farmers in their fields, while the dams erected in the riverbed halt the soil erosion caused by swift water flow.