Underwater treasure: A rare glimpse of the Judean Desert after the flood
Last week’s storms have turned the Judean Desert and the Negev into a flooded wonderland of rushing rivers and mighty waterfalls. Where to go and how to get there - and back in one piece.
All the rivers run into the sea, but the weekend before last they flew. Nahal Rosh is a small, southern stream, nearly always dry, near Lakiya between the Lahav and Shoket junctions. I’ve passed by hundreds of times without knowing its name. It didn’t seem particularly dramatic or interesting, just a rocky riverbed on the edge of the desert, west of Route 31 to Arad.