That water flow to the bottom of the shaft is not only a result of old measurements. Reich and Shukron (1999, p. 33) have now remeasured the shaft, and explicitly claim that water was collected at its bottom. (They only suggested that the level “was not deep enough to allow a bucket dropped from above to sink conveniently into the water and be filled”—a claim for which I explained the function of the damming walls. The debate, therefore, was only whether water was actually drawn or not!) Contrary to his claim, however, it is clear that Shimron does not follow in Reich and Shukron’s footsteps.