Water Authority: Natural water sources won't cover country's needs

October 8, 2007 15:20

The level of natural water sources has dropped significantly in the last year, Israel's Water Authority reported on Monday. According to the latest figures, the Kinneret is 43 cm. lower this year than during the same time last year, and the mountain aquifer has gone down by 1.65 m. In addition, the coastal aquifer has plummeted by some 90 cm. The Water Authority reported that the country's natural water sources would not be able to cover the public's water needs, and Israel would therefore need to continue advancing work on desalination plants.

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