Sea of Galilee rises six inches over the weekend - watch

Almost 40 inches of rain have fallen so far this winter, according to the authority, that is 12 inches more than the average amount of rain per year.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
April 3, 2019 02:58
Kinneret Galilee

Lake Kinneret, also known as the Sea of Galilee, Israel's main water reservoir. (photo credit: NOAM BEDEIN)

 
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The Sea of Galilee, called the Kinneret in Hebrew, was infused with six inches of water over the Shabbat weekend, according to the Israel Water Authority.

The Kinneret is now 124.4 inches below its maximum level. As more expected rain falls and the snow on Mount Hermon melts into spring, the Kinneret is expected to continue rising.
Almost 40 inches of rain have fallen so far this winter, according to the authority, that is 12 inches more than the average amount of rain per year.


The Kinneret is a famous body of water, most known for its prominence in the Christian Bible. Jesus is thought to have lived in the Galilee.


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