rain and more rain is helping the little Kinneret rise
We’ve already gotten more rain this winter than in any year over the past decade. The Kinneret has now risen up to 210 meters (689 feet). Last week the lake hit a milestone, as the surface rose to 210 meters and 90.5 centimeters below sea level – reaching the point that is exactly halfway between the two “red lines.” The bottom red line is the ‘don’t go there’ line, where the water becomes unsafe to drink if it falls below that level. The upper red line is the ‘well how ’bout that’ line, where they have to open the damn to keep the lake from flooding. Yeah, that doesn’t happen too often. If it keeps on raining this year though, maybe! We added another 10 centimers just this weekend and it is set to rain again today.