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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 1955
NEEDED IRRIGATION: U.S. Offers
Middle East Pipeline Nears Completion Instructions
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By ERIC GOTTGETREU
Associated Press Foreign Correspondent
TEL AVIV, Israel-At one end
of Israel the Yarkon River lazily
flows into the Mediterranean.
At the other end the Negev des-
ert remains unproductive because
of lack of water.
But this imbalance will not en-

dure much longer. A huge 66-inch
pipeline-the bigest in the Middle
East-is scheduled to go into op-
eration this month. It will carry
nearly half of the Yarkon's water
60 miles south to the Negev for
irrigation. Instead of flowing into
the sea, the Yarkon will help cre-
ate farms, fields and plantations

in the barren east and northeast
of Egyptian-held "Gaza Strip."
The technical plans for the pro-
ject; as shown in detail on the ac-
companying map, were drafted by
"Tahal," the Israel government's
Water Authority.
The network about ready for
use is only the first stage of plans

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for the Yarkon. In the second a
pipeline paralleling the one shown
on the map will be built. It will
carry both Yarkon water and
chemically purified sewage water
from Tel Aviv.
The water directed to the south
will make its journey through gi-
ant underground pipes manufac-
tured in Israel. On its way it will'
be raised 650 to 800 feet to the
elevation of the plateau in the
south. Three pumping stations will
do the lifting. At intervals, the
water will be distributed through
a network of smaller pipelines and
channels.
About 75,000 acres of land will
be irrigated with the Xarkon pipe-
line when both branches are in op-
eration. Since about 2% acres of
irrigable land are needed per farm-
ing family, this should be suffi-
cient to maintain 30,000 families.
Part of the area served by the
pipeline is now under irrigation;
but only with very limited local
ground water resources which in
the future will be used primarily
for domestic needs.
The Yarkon pipeline is to be in-
tegrated later into the general Is-
rael water programf devised by Ta-
hal to expand the country's irriga-
tion system and increase its eco-
nomic capacity, an increase de-
manded by the continuous growth
in population. In 1948, when Is-
rael was established, only 57,500
acres were irrigated.
By the end of this year, the irri-
gated area will reach almost 250,-
000 acres. In the next 10 years,
during which additional large
scale projects will be carried out,
the volume of water available will
irrigate 750,000 acres, according
to a Tahal expert. This will be in
addition to covering the industrial
and domestic needs of a popula-
tion of about three million. (Is-
rael's present population is 1,700,-
000.)
Tahal's water program for the
next decade comprises - apart
from the completion of the Yar-
kon system-several projects in
upper Galilee; in the Jezreel Val-
ley of the central Jordan basin;
and finally the harnessing of the
Jordan River itself.

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