B’chasdei Hashem, for the first time in at least five years, the level of the Kinneret this winter continues to rise, significantly, following five years of drought. Despite the fact the sun is shining around the country on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, the Kinneret’s level increased by 2.5cm (1 inch) since Monday due to the continued flow of runoff from wadis that have not seen significant rainfall in years.
Since the beginning of the current rain season, the water level has risen by 106.5cm (42 inches), compared to last winter, the Kinneret recorded an overall increase of 105cm (41.3 inches), which means that this year the rainfall has improved.
Despite the optimism, the Water Authority notes that only last summer the Kineret lost 126cm (49.6 inches) of its height as a result of evaporation during the summer.
We can only continue being mispallel that HKBH will send an abundance of rainfall to the Kinneret, as the nation’s primary source of potable water remains 4.8 meters (5.2 yards) from its upper level, which has not been realized in many years.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)