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Water authority decides to halt cloud seeding as Sea of Galilee rises by half a centimeter

Water authority decides to halt cloud seeding as Sea of Galilee rises by half a centimeter

Water Authority stops seeding clouds to increase rain in light of high Kinneret levels.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/01/2021 08:27
Watch: Rescue on the waters of the Kinneret

Watch: Rescue on the waters of the Kinneret

Multiple people blown into the center of the lake by strong easterly winds, requiring police rescue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/10/2020 15:46
3 children saved from sinking raft on the Kinneret

3 children saved from sinking raft on the Kinneret

Rescue teams save three children who got lost, were found in a sinking rubber raft two miles from the shore.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/08/2020 14:41
Seven-year-old boy drowns in Sea of Galilee

Seven-year-old boy drowns in Sea of Galilee

7-year-old boy from eastern Jerusalem drowns at Dugit Beach in the Sea of Galilee. 7 children have drowned in Israel since start of 2020.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/08/2020 09:31
Watch: Police save boat from sinking on the Kinneret

Watch: Police save boat from sinking on the Kinneret

Marine Police rescue boat with 3 people aboard in Sea of Galilee, plug hole to prevent sinking and rescue passengers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/05/2020 12:44
More rain on the way - after heat wave

More rain on the way - after heat wave

Israel to see flip-flopping weather throughout week, with hot, dry, weather followed by rainfall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/04/2020 13:14
Kinneret continues to rise, is now just 124 centimeters from red line

Kinneret continues to rise, is now just 124 centimeters from red line

Israel's largest freshwater reservoir, the Kinneret, continues to rise after rainfall, is now just 124 centimeters from upper red line.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/02/2020 08:45
Kinneret rises 6.5 cm

Kinneret rises 6.5 cm

Sea of Galilee now 191.5 centimeters from the upper red line amidst heavy winter rains.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/01/2020 08:52
Kinneret rises 10 cm over weekend

Kinneret rises 10 cm over weekend

Sea of Galilee rises 104 centimeters so far this winter, an unusually high amount for this point in the season.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/01/2020 08:52
Kinneret rises 5 centimeters since Thursday

Kinneret rises 5 centimeters since Thursday

Sea of Gaililee rises 42 centimeters so far this winter as heavy rains continue, currently sits at 2/68 meters below upper red line.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/01/2020 08:37
7 people rescued from the Kinneret

7 people rescued from the Kinneret

Police rescue 7 people from 2 overturned sea vehicles in separate incidents on the Sea of Galilee.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2019 13:21
Watch: Dramatic rescue in the Galilee

Watch: Dramatic rescue in the Galilee

Police rescue two people from sinking boat in the middle of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee).Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2019 18:35
Watch: Dramatic rescue in Kinneret

Watch: Dramatic rescue in Kinneret

Man and 2 women, residents of central Israel in their 20s and 30s, rescued after being carried 10 km from Kinneret beach, unable to return.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/06/2019 09:20
Family which went missing in the Kinneret located

Family which went missing in the Kinneret located

Family of five which had gone missing in the Kinneret located after several hours of searches.Orli Harari, 27/05/2019 02:02
Body of young man missing in Kinneret found

Body of young man missing in Kinneret found

Young resident of Jerusalem area went swimming in Kinneret at unsupervised beach near Shikmim. Body found after extensive searches.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/04/2019 13:27
Kinneret rises 5 centimeters over the weekend

Kinneret rises 5 centimeters over the weekend

Kinneret rises by almost 3 meters this season as rainy season winds down.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/04/2019 10:19
Watch: Northern streams flow briskly en route to Kinneret

Watch: Northern streams flow briskly en route to Kinneret

Ongoing rains intensify flow of streams leading to Kinneret, as lake's water level rises 4.5 cm over weekend.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/03/2019 12:43
Kinneret rises 3.5 centimeters over the weekend

Kinneret rises 3.5 centimeters over the weekend

Sea of Galilee to see further rise with heavy rains expected tonight and tomorrow.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/03/2019 10:37
'After 5 years of drought we finally have a good year'

'After 5 years of drought we finally have a good year'

The Water Authority is pleased with the above average rainfall this year, but stresses 1 good year cannot undo 5 years of drought.Benny Toker, 28/02/2019 15:53
United Hatzalah tests sonar device to locate drowning victims

United Hatzalah tests sonar device to locate drowning victims

Successful testing of new sonar device capable of scanning Kinneret floor while looking for drown victims or missing at sea.Mordechai Sones, 06/02/2019 14:47
Kinneret continues to rise

Kinneret continues to rise

Next wave of rain not yet in sight but despite this, Sea of Galilee continued to rise during weekend.Mordechai Sones, 20/01/2019 08:49
Drone footage: Jordan River flows abundantly to Kinneret

Drone footage: Jordan River flows abundantly to Kinneret

Rains of recent days raise Kinneret level, but flow in streams reaching lake also increased. See aerial view of Jordan River.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/01/2019 17:43
Kinneret level rose 3 cm over weekend

Kinneret level rose 3 cm over weekend

Rainy wintry weekend weather weakens, but also this week local rains expected, mostly light, especially in north, but also in center.Mordechai Sones, 09/12/2018 12:26
Amid tensions, Jordan asks Israel for more water

Amid tensions, Jordan asks Israel for more water

Jordan asks Israel for increase in water allocation due to severe drought in the kingdom.Elad Benari, 21/11/2018 05:06
First time: Synagogue in Kibbutz Kinneret

First time: Synagogue in Kibbutz Kinneret

After 105 years, first prayer structure in kibbutz to be dedicated. 'Exciting day of closing circle.'Mordechai Sones, 13/09/2018 14:50
Body of missing person found in Kinneret

Body of missing person found in Kinneret

Man missing after entering Sea of Galilee on a mattress on Saturday found dead.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/07/2018 08:29
Searches for missing person in Kinneret

Searches for missing person in Kinneret

Three young Arabeh residents enter lake on mattress and drift 100-150 meters from shore; One still missing.Mordechai Sones, 29/07/2018 11:55
Syrian missiles crash into Sea of Galilee

Syrian missiles crash into Sea of Galilee

2 errant missiles from Syrian Civil War strikes Israel's largest lake one day after Syrian plane shot down after violating Israeli airspace.Gary Willig, 25/07/2018 18:21
Watch: Youths rescued in Kinneret after boating mishap

Watch: Youths rescued in Kinneret after boating mishap

Four youths pulled to safety after their inflatable raft was pulled away from beach by strong waves.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/06/2018 09:15
Crossing Sea of Galilee for hesder yeshivas

Crossing Sea of Galilee for hesder yeshivas

Early morning Kinneret crossing by Bnei Akiva Yeshivot Center and students; 12-year-old takes first place.Mordechai Sones, 17/06/2018 11:29
Israel approves $30 million plan to counter 5-year drought

Israel approves $30 million plan to counter 5-year drought

Plan would include pumping of desalinated water into Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) to replenish Israel's reservoir.JTA, 10/06/2018 22:09
'Smotrich goes mixed swimming?'

'Smotrich goes mixed swimming?'

In preparation for Kinneret crossing led by hesder yeshivas, MK called for reprimand after admitting he does mixed swimming.Mordechai Sones, 24/05/2018 17:24
Mass prayer for rain - in the middle of the Kinneret

Mass prayer for rain - in the middle of the Kinneret

Chief Rabbi leads group of rabbis, farmers and students in special prayer for rain held on island in Kinneret created by drought.Hezki Baruch, 03/01/2018 17:40
Sinking Kinneret to get infusion of desalinated water

Sinking Kinneret to get infusion of desalinated water

Plan to save shrinking lake as Israel experiences 5th consecutive dry year.JTA, 19/12/2017 17:21
A peek into the Kfir Brigade's training program

A peek into the Kfir Brigade's training program

Climbing Mount Tavor, conquering open field and martial arts on the beach: The Kfir Brigade starts its winter training period.Tzvi Lev, 07/12/2017 20:54
Introducing: 'Agam' by the Kinneret

Introducing: 'Agam' by the Kinneret

Through the Agam project on the Sea of Galilee, lakeside apartments are offered at prices suitable for everyone.Infomercial, 19/09/2017 09:26
Police search for missing Korean tourist in Kinneret

Police search for missing Korean tourist in Kinneret

Helicopters, police boats search Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) for missing Korean tourist who jumped from a boat.David Rosenberg, 04/08/2017 10:36
25-year old drowns in Kinneret

25-year old drowns in Kinneret

Man who went swimming in Kinneret with friend disappears. Police later find his body.Orly Harari, 26/06/2017 14:33
Body of Israeli missing in Kinneret found

Body of Israeli missing in Kinneret found

The body of Natan Hajani, who went missing 5 days ago in the Sea of Galilee, was found this morning after extensive searches.Orli Harari, 20/06/2017 13:16
'We need to save the Kinneret'

'We need to save the Kinneret'

Water Authority warns about unprecedented water shortage in Israel's primary reservoir. 'Since 1920 we've never seen anything like this.'Benny Toker, 06/06/2017 08:09
Drought damage: 30% rise in salinity of the Kinneret

Drought damage: 30% rise in salinity of the Kinneret

Annual report finds that the salinity of the Kinneret has jumped up by about 30% in the past 5 years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/05/2017 07:51
Body of third person missing in Kinneret found

Body of third person missing in Kinneret found

An additional body was found this afternoon at the Kinneret, where three went missing last Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/04/2017 18:19
Drowning victim laid to rest,'He saved a life as he died'

Drowning victim laid to rest,'He saved a life as he died'

'Nahman saved another person in his final minutes of life and then died himself.'Eliran Aharon, 18/04/2017 16:41
Search for three missing in Kinneret continues

Search for three missing in Kinneret continues

Israeli police increase efforts to find three people who went missing in three separate incidents on Kinneret while rafting.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/04/2017 15:09
Record low rainfall in February

Record low rainfall in February

The Sea of Galilee rose by just 22 cm as opposed to an annual average of 60cm in the corresponding period.Shlomo Piotrokowski, 06/03/2017 16:16
Forecast: Snow in the north and possibly in the center

Forecast: Snow in the north and possibly in the center

Rains expected through Thursday evening. Snow on northern mountains peaks tomorrow and Thursday morning, likely reaching central hills.Yedidya ben Ohr, 14/02/2017 23:11
Kinneret rises 3 centimeters during weekend rains

Kinneret rises 3 centimeters during weekend rains

Winter storms raise Kinneret level by 3cm, Hermon opens to visitors.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 29/01/2017 10:03
Kinneret water level rises slowly

Kinneret water level rises slowly

Kinneret level rises a centimeter in a week, temperatures to rise until Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/01/2017 08:58
Woman found murdered near the Sea of Galilee

Woman found murdered near the Sea of Galilee

A 31-year-old resident of Kibbutz Ginosar was found murdered near the road adjacent to the Sea of Galilee. Police are investigating.Yoel Domb, 21/12/2016 15:12
Israel gets snow, rain, during winter storm

Israel gets snow, rain, during winter storm

Lake Kinneret rises as snow falls in Hermon Mountain area, other parts of Israel's north.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/12/2016 11:26
Heavy rains raise Kinneret 5 centimeters

Heavy rains raise Kinneret 5 centimeters

Storm ends dry-spell, raises Kinneret at fast-rate in four years.Orly Harari, 04/12/2016 11:38
Jordan River 90 year-low causing drop in Kinneret

Jordan River 90 year-low causing drop in Kinneret

Lack of precipitation over past couple of years causes problems at the Sea of Galilee. Authority implementing measures to cope with drought.ILTV, 07/11/2016 12:34
Ottoman-era explosives removed from Kinneret

Ottoman-era explosives removed from Kinneret

5 artillery shells from Turkish era removed from Kinneret and destroyed by sappers; 'we knew they can explode even after 100 years.'Shai Landesman, 07/09/2016 10:34
Stolen tefilin set on fire

Stolen tefilin set on fire

Yeshiva students camping at Kinneret discover their religious belongings were horribly desecrated on the day commemorating the Holocaust.Shoshana Miskin, 05/05/2016 18:15
300 tons of trash in Kinneret during Passover

300 tons of trash in Kinneret during Passover

Half a million tourists visit Kinneret beaches, authorities prepare large-scale cleaning operations ahead of holiday weekend.Shoshana Miskin, 28/04/2016 16:40
100K visit Kinneret, leave 90 tons of garbage

100K visit Kinneret, leave 90 tons of garbage

Kinneret Authority launches major cleanup campaign due to the influx of tourists and beachgoers.Reut Hadar, 26/04/2016 18:02
February heat wave exacerbates drought in Israel

February heat wave exacerbates drought in Israel

Three years of hotter-than-usual Februarys in a row, coupled with an ongoing drought have hit Israel's water supply.David Rosenberg, 03/03/2016 10:14