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  Tevet 11, 5773 , 24/12/12

Kinneret Up 2cm Since End of Last Rain

The water level of Lake Kinneret/the Sea of Galilee was measured, Monday morning at exactly 212 meters/695.538 below sea level, up two centimeters/.8 inches since the end of last week's storm on Shabbat afternoon. The water level shot up 23 centimeters/nine inches between Thursday morning and Sunday morning, a 20-year high for a 72-hour period.

The current level is above the lower red line, where authorities worry about the quantity of water in Israel's largest freshwater source. It's 3.2 meters/10.5 feet below the upper red line, a level at which flood gates have to be opened at the southern end of the lake to avoid flooding.

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