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The En Gedi Nature reserve is located on the eastern edge of the Judean Desert,on the shore of the Dead Sea,the lowestplace on the earth(approximately 400m. below sea level).The reserve contains vast differences in elevation over relatively short distances and as a result,one of its distinguishing features is its sheer cliffs.The reserve covers an area of 14,350 dunams(3,587.5 acres)and it was designated a protected Nature reserve in 1972.
Two vallys run trought the reserve:Vadi David in the north and Wadi Arugot in the south.Four sweet-water springs flow in the reserve.David's Spring,flowing into Wadi Dawid;Arugot Spring,flowing into Wadi Arugot;Shulamit and En Gedi Spring-folowing down the slopes between the two wadis.Altogether,the springs generate approximately 3 million cubic meters of water a year.

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