The Kishon River overflows its banks.
The torrent of Kishon washed them away.
After they are slaughtered in the valley of Kishon, dark clouds fill the sky.
The river Kishon swept them away,
that ancient river, the river Kishon. My soul, march on with strength.
The river of Kishon swept them away,
that ancient river, the river Kishon. O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength.
At Elijah's command,
the Baal prophets were seized and brought to the torrent valley of Kishon, where they were executed.-
1 Kings 18: 38- 40.
Thundering across the plain and Kishon's dry riverbed come Sisera's legions and 900 war chariots.
But a torrential downpour swells the Kishon with overwhelming floodwaters.
A giant sewage
dredger has begun extracting sediment from the Kishon River, kicking off the latest stage of rehabilitation
efforts in what was once Israel's most polluted waterway.
Sisera gathered together all his chariots, even nine hundred chariots of iron, and all
the people who were with him, from Harosheth of the Gentiles, to the river Kishon.
I will draw to you, to the river Kishon, Sisera, the captain of Jabin's army,
with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him into your hand.
And I will draw unto thee to the river Kishon Sisera, the captain of Jabin's army,
with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him into thine hand.
The Kishon River was once considered the most polluted river in Israel,
but following a series of rehabilitation efforts in recent years, the body of water has seen the gradual return of flora and fauna.
After the Kishon Drainage Authority issued an international tender for the project in June 2012,
representatives from the Drainage Authority, the Kishon River Authority,
and the Environmental Protection Ministry selected the Canadian company to perform the dredging in January 2013.