The Shikma Reservoir was created with the construction of the Shikma Creek floodgate, which holds back floodwaters before they reach the sea. The floodgate was constructed by the neighboring Kibbutzim during the 1950s and was used to water agricultural fields. A decade later, the reservoir was transferred to Mekorot company’s care to introduce groundwater and enrich the coastal aquifer. The reservoir’s water is pumped and transferred to percolation and infiltration basins located at its northern point.
Cover photo – Rachel Evron
Content page photos – Shira Bloch Lifshitz