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  Shvat 16, 5773 , 27/01/13

Kinneret Rises by 10.5 Centimeters

The Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) rose by another 10.5 centimeters over the past week. The freshwater lake is Israel’s largest single source of drinking water.

As of Sunday morning the surface of the lake was 210 meters and 80 centimeters below sea level. Weather forecasters predict rainfall on Sunday night and again later in the week, which may bring the water still higher.

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