Rain arrives: Water level in the Kinneret goes up 1.5 cm
The level is now 1.58 meters below the lower red line and 29 cm above the black line.
By CASSANDRA GOMES-HOCHBERGUpdated: DECEMBER 20, 2018 11:23
The water level of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) rose by 1.5 cm as a result of the rain and stands at a level of 214.58 meters on Thursday morning.The level was now recorded at 1.58 meters below the lower red line and 29 cm above the black line.Three threshold lines mark the water status in the Kinneret: the upper red line (208.9 m. below sea level), the lower red line (213.2 m. below sea level), and the black line (214.4 m. below sea level). When the lower red line is reached, no pumping should take place; and the black line means irreparable damage to the Kinneret.Despite optimistic rain forecasts for the winter, the Water Authority reported in August that the hydrological drought in the Kinneret basin may continue.Rivers and streams in the northern region of the country flowed. Saar waterfall and spring, located close to Mount Hermon, was filled.