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

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Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media B.V, Formerly Kluwer Academic Publishers B.V.


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.


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Ecosystem management, Ecosystem, Aquatic ecosystems, Wetland, Water, Natural resource management, Ecosystem


Wetlands Ecology and Management 6(2-3): 83-89