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        2/24/2014, Adar 24, 5774

      Israel Facing Extreme Drought, Experts Concerned


      Israel has seen slight rain this month, but apparently it has not been making enough of an impact to change the drought situation. Israel's Water Authority stated Monday that the water level in the Kinneret rose by only two centimeters from the beginning of the February, compared to February 2013, which saw a 37 centimeter increase.

      The rise appears to be an accumulation of previous rainfall though, since in February 2013 no rain fell in Israel at all. Officials stated that extra precautions are being made in the event that the drought continues.