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  Adar 25, 5772 , 19/03/12

Kinneret Up Two More Centimeters

The Water Authority reported, Monday, that Lake Kinneret/the Sea of Galilee rose two centimeters/.8 inches in the last 24 hours. The water level now stands at 211.74 meters/almost 695 feet below sea level.

The lake is 2.94 meters/almost 10 feet below full. Since the start of the rains, last fall, the water level has risen 1.96 meters/6.43 feet, compared to the recent average of 1.6 meters/5.24 feet. Last week, the chief rabbis of Israel called on the public to say a special prayer of thanksgiving for above-average rainfall.

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