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  Cheshvan 24, 5772 , 21/11/11

Water Authority: Don't Let the Early Storm Fool You

The Water Authority said, Monday, that the last six days was an unusually long rainy spell, not only for the beginning of the rainy season, but also for the middle. The direct effect was a one-centimeter rise in the water level of Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee), while 100 millimeters or more fell on Mt. Hermon and in the Mediterranean coastal area.

Spokesman Uri Schor of the Water Authority said despite the early rainfall, the forecast for the season stands at 90 percent of the average, which would be the eighth straight year of sub-average rainfall.

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