The last time two years were recorded with rainfall at this high of a level above average was from 1986-1988.
ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS: If the water crosses the "upper red line," it might cause flooding in the surrounding city of Tiberias and infrastructure.
In February, the Water Authority announced that it would open the dam in late March if the Kinneret reached 20 centimeters below the upper red line.
After an abundant rain hit Israel over the last weekend, the Water Authority announced that the level of its waters reached its full capacity, marking a record since 2004.
The Degania Dam is expected to be partially opened at the beginning of May in order to prevent flooding.
The Kinneret is now 32 cm below the upper red line threshold which marks 208.8 meters below sea level. The sea is currently at the highest level it's been since 2004.
The last time the Degania Dam was opened was in 2013.
Israel has overcome overwhelming challenges, such as water scarcity and poor land conditions, to emerge as a world leader in agriculture and water management technologies.