A dry riverbed that runs through the Negev Desert in Israel is now coursing with life, as muddy waters returned to the arid region.

Dramatic footage of the event, posted to YouTube on March 14, gives viewers around the world a glimpse into the natural wonders of the Israeli desert.

The Zin River travels some 75 miles from Ramon Crater to the southern end of the Dead Sea. The river doesn’t flow every year, and it’s been several since it last surged to life.

Spectators caught on camera cheer as the waters rush towards them.