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  6/25/2012, Tammuz 5, 5772

Kinneret Water Level Going Down Slowly


The water level in the Kinneret (Seal of Galilee) has come down from its high mark in May and, as of Monday morning, stood at 211.47 meters/693.799 feet below sea level. That's 1.53 meters above the lower red line, below which authorities are worried about the quality of drinking water removed from the lake.

A year ago, the lake's water level stood at 212.52 meters/697.244 feet below sea level. Most of the meter's improvement was due to a good rainy season this past fall, winter and spring.