Hadera River Park
Hadera River Park is a rehabilitation project for the restoration of river between the coastal road and the sea south of Hadera power station. The project began after the construction of the power station "Rabin Lights" was completed, and the restoration of stream banks was needed.
As part of the rehabilitation, the sludge was removed from the riverbed. On the northern bank a 17 meter battery was created of coal ash, and coconut sheets were placed in addition to trees and bushes thus stabilizing the dam and preventing its erosion into the park.
In the restoration process the water that is already pumped for the cooling of the power plant is utilized. Thus an area was created where the brook has clean flowing water, acting as an attraction site for
The polluted brook turned from a narrow and twisting line of filthy water to a clean straight and 40 meter wide brook. The rehabilitation project was a massive act of engineering including laying a 2 meter pipe transferring the hot water from the power plant to the brook creating a year round attraction. The water drops to a river bed in 4 waterfalls of 2.5 meters near which are majestic pools. The design was not fully carried out including a series of ponds.
Client: National Parks Authority