Kinneret at sunset 311.
(photo credit: Joe Yudin)
The Kinneret's water level rose a total of 13 cm. following several days of heavy rain.
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The rainfall Tuesday night added 2 cm. of water to the 11 cm. registered over the weekend, bringing the lake's water level to 213.385 m below sea level, slightly below the "bottom red line" of 213 m below sea level.
Kinneret is one of three main water sources – the other two are the
mountain and the coastal aquifers. In total, the country is short about 2
billion cubic meters of water, an amount equivalent to the consumption
of all the households in Israel for three years.
The weather on
Wednesday is expected to be partly cloudy with a chance of isolated
light rain from the North to the Northern Negev, according to the Israel
Meteorological Service. Temperatures remain unseasonably cool.Sharon Udasin contributed to this story.