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  7/7/2011, Tammuz 5, 5771

Kinneret's Level Sinks 20 CM


With winter long over and the last of the Hermon's snow melted, supplying water to northern streams and rivers, significant amounts of water have stopped flowing into the Kinneret, and now Israel's largest freshwater body is losing volume. The Water Authority said Thursday that the Kinneret had fallen by 20 centimeters in June.

Currently the Kinneret's level is 0.43 centimeters above the “red line,” below which the Kinneret is in danger of an ecological imbalance. At the current rate, the Kinneret's level will sink to the red line by August, Authority officials said.