Although this year’s rainy season began impressively, the rains have proved
insufficient, due to the largely scattered storms and warm temperatures that
prevailed in the past few months, Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir said on
“The scattering of rains in this year have been problematic, and even
are likely to lead to the declaration of a drought year,” Shamir said, noting
that professional ministry staff will be continuing to monitor the situation and
resultant crop damage.
This was the driest February since 1999, and in
the Coastal Plain the driest since 1984, the ministry reported.
being said, the water level of Lake Kinneret on Tuesday morning was 209.885
meters below sea level, just 1.085 meters from being full, according to the