Heavy rains rekindle hopes for full Kinneret

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The lake has risen 21 centimeters because the begin of February and is now 1.27 meters from its most stage, the Kinneret Authority studies.


The Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) has been rising quick in February, rekindling hopes that it might attain the utmost stage for the primary time in 30 years.

The lake has risen 21 centimeters because the begin of February and is now 1.27 meters from its most stage of 208.80 meters under sea stage, in keeping with the Kinneret Authority.

The lake has risen 51 centimeters over the previous three weeks and there would must be rather more heavy rain over the following two months for the Kinneret to achieve its most stage this 12 months, and compel the Israel Water Authority to open the Deganya dam on the southern finish of the lake to stop flooding. The dam, which permits water to stream down the southern part of the River Jordan to the Useless Sea, has not been opened since 1992.

This time final 12 months the Kinneret was below 1 meter from its most stage however in the end fell properly brief after it was comparatively dry in February, March and April.

This season, Central Israel together with Tel Aviv has already greater than its nationwide common rainfall, whereas the north has had near its nationwide common. Jerusalem has solely had 70% of its common annual rainfall and Beersheva simply 42%.

The forecast is for rain via till tomorrow after which sunshine and blue skies from Saturday onwards.

Printed by Globes, Israel enterprise information – en.globes.co.il – on February 10, 2022.

© Copyright of Globes Writer Itonut (1983) Ltd., 2022.



Kinneret Photo: Eyal Izhar

Kinneret Photograph: Eyal Izhar

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