Kinneret at sunset 311.
(photo credit: Joe Yudin)
The water level of the Kinneret rose by 55 centimeters in January,
however, it remained below the "bottom red line" by ten centimeters.
From Tuesday to Wednesday the rainfall added another two centimeters of
water into the lake.
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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.
Israel Meteorological Service forecast for Wednesday frequent showers
from the North to the Negev, accompanied by scattered thunderstorms and
Temperatures were forecast to drop, becoming
unseasonably cool. Rain was expected to weaken Wednesday evening and
overnight. Sharon Udasin contributed to this story.