Kinneret water level rises 27cm in four days

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March 3, 2012 20:48

 
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Lake Kinneret's level as of Saturday morning was 212.20 centimeters below sea level, eight centimeters more than Friday morning and 27 centimeters more than Tuesday morning, before the storm began, Water Authority spokesman Uri Schor told The Jerusalem Post on Saturday night.

While this is an encouraging increasing, the lake's basin is still missing 3.4 meters, and altogether, the country's three main water sources – the Kinneret, the mountain aquifers and coastal aquifers – are collectively missing about 1.5 to 2 billion cubic meters of water, due to the last seven drought years.

"It's a wonderful year and we're very happy about it but in order to fill Lake Kinneret we need two more winters like that in a row," Schor said. "We hope that we are now in a row of at least seven good years."

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