The Dan River ( he|דן ''Dan'', ar|اللدان ''Leddan'') is a tributary
of the Jordan River
. The sources of the river are multiple springs emerging from Tel Dan
along underground fault lines.
The river is so named after the Israelite
city of Dan
, which was captured by the Tribe of Dan
during the Judges period
The tribe of Dan conquered the city, then named Laish and then occupied by Canaanites.
Although the Dan River itself is only about 20 km (12 miles) long, its flow provides up to 238 million cubic meters of water annually to the Hulah Valley
. In 1966, this was a cause of dispute between Israeli water planners and conservationists, with the latter prevailing after three years of court appeals and adjudication. The result was a conservation project of about at the source of the river called the Tel Dan Nature Reserve
* Tel Da
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Category:Tributaries of the Jordan River
Category:Hebrew Bible rivers
Category:Rivers of Israel