Wetlands Ecology and Management

, Volume 6, Issue 2–3, pp 83–89 | Cite as

Lakes Hula and Agmon: destruction and creation of wetland ecosystems in northern Israel

  • K.D. Hambright
  • T. Zohary


A portion of the former Lake Hula wetland (northern Israel) was re-flooded in spring 1994 and the physical, chemical and biological developments within the resulting new lake and wetland complex (Agmon) was followed closely by a multi-disciplinary scientific team. The first three years of study relating to Lake Agmon are reported in this issue of Wetlands Ecology & Management. We provide in this paper a general background on the Lake Hula Draining Project in the 1950s and the recent re-flooding and creation of the Agmon wetland.

Hula Valley Lake Hula Lake Agmon wetland Israel wetlands 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K.D. Hambright
    • 1
  • T. Zohary
    • 1
  1. 1.Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, The Yigal Allon Kinneret Limnological LaboratoryTiberiasIsrael

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