Kinneret water level falling despite rain

Kinneret water level just above the lower red line; however, Israel's other water sources flourishing.

Tova Dvorin,

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Despite over two weeks of heavy rain, the Kinneret's water level continues to fall - and is, in fact, only 3 centimeters (1.81 inches) above the lower red line, the Water Authority revealed late Saturday. 

Rainy season has not officially begun in northern Israel, the WA said, noting that much of the rain fell in the Sharon region and in central Israel. 

Despite this, the WA had good news to report: weekend rains - unlike the storms which pummeled Israel two weeks ago - contributed to the Mountain Basin, one of Israel's main water sources. 

Large amounts of precipitation fell over the weekend in the Negev, central Israel, the coastal region, and the Judean Mountains. The highest rainfall hit the Modi'in area, at 60 mm (2.3 inches) - 50% of the average for the entire month of November, and 40 mm (1.6 inches) of which fell on Saturday alone.  

The rains have also contributed to strong water flow in the rivers feeding Israel's critical water sources, including the Ayalon River Basin. 




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