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.
The Degania Dam is expected to be partially opened at the beginning of May in order to prevent flooding.
The last time the Degania Dam was opened was in 2013.
‘Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater,’ says Raanan Adin in response to the State Comptroller’s Report.
"The Water Authority has implemented a short-sighted series of operations in the water sector," State Comptroller Joseph Shapira said.
Today, the water level in the Kineret is -214.20m, dropping 1 cm a day
“We are bringing together the heartland of America with the Holy Land, we are bringing both the Mideast and the Midwest together."
The Water Authority and setters have also charged that Palestinian theft of water has depleted supplies.
“Today we are working in order to expand the capability of supplying water in all Judea and Samaria.”
The deal will release 33 million cubic meters of water to the PA, relieving a serious shortage in the Palestinian territories.