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  12/18/2013, Tevet 15, 5774

Water Supply Soars Following Snow Storm


Along with damage and road closures, the rare weekend snow storm brought an answer to possible drought. The Water Authority welcomed the large quantities of precipitation stating rivers and streams are flowing in the highest levels in 50 years. Dr. Amir Givati of the Water Authority told Arutz Sheva news on Wednesday, "records were broken in so many places. It hasn't been like this for decades."

He said that the Sea of ​​Galilee (Lake Kineret) has risen four inches and will rise further after the final bits of snow and ice melt. "In addition to the damage and difficulties there's also a lot of blessing," he said.