Rains Continue, Kineret Rises, Desalination Limps Along
After a very late start, the winter rains appear to be here in force – and the Kineret and Israel's aquifers are benefiting. Israel still looks to desalination, however.
Since it reached its lowest point this year – 214.12 meters below sea level on Dec. 11 – the Kineret (Sea of Galilee) has gained 43 centimeters (over 17 inches), and now stands at 213.69. This is still 69 centimeters (2 feet 4 inches) below the government-mandated red line, considered to be unhealthy for
Meanwhile, it is a matter of consensus that desalination must be a major part of the ultimate solution to
The lowest level ever measured in the
Over the past two weeks,