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Land and Resources, Rivers and Lakes

Litani, Lebanon Mountains, navigable rivers, western slopes, melting snow

Although Lebanon has no navigable rivers or major natural lakes, springs in the Bekaa feed two small noteworthy rivers: the Litani flows south, where it is used for irrigation and hydroelectric-power generation, and then west through a gorge into the Mediterranean; the Orontes flows north and across Syria into Turkey. Many major springs can be found along the western slopes of the Lebanon Mountains. Throughout the country, many streams flow only during the winter rainy season. Combined with runoff from melting snow, these sources provide Lebanon with a plentiful supply of water, unique in the dry Middle East.



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