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Monday, 7 September 2020 | As Israel continues to bake in another record-breaking heat wave, the Israel Water Authority has offered some refreshing news: the Sea of Galilee stands at an astonishing 27-year high for the start of September. “It has three sources of water: from the Kinneret that passes through the Degania Dam, wastewater from the treatment plant at nearby Bitaniya, and water from the saline water carrier that circumvents the Kinneret to avoid salinating the lake, and which return to the Jordan River at Alumot. Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress, By clicking “subscribe”, you will receive regular emails from CUFI-UK. Israel’s largest freshwater lake and the source of a quarter of the country’s water currently hovers HOLY LAND UNCOVERED | The Sea of Galilee is considered a place of miracles for Christians around the world. On one side you see the river: it looks green and clean. ... 2020. Maximum levels are about to be reached. Share in Facebook. The Sea of Galilee, February, 2020. Credit: Gil Eliahu. In 2015, it was 97 percent lower, at just 40 million cubic meters. The Sea of Galilee has long been a popular destination for pilgrims. It’s only opened when the lake is completely full, which has become ever rarer. “The Kinneret is still rising by two centimeters a day. Israel’s Water Authority said Wednesday morning that the lake’s water level is 209.625 meters below sea level, a 1.5 centimeter rise since Tuesday. Water levels dropped significantly during the past two decades, nearly hitting an all-time low in 2018. Sea of Galilee water level at 27-year high for early September As of Tuesday, the freshwater lake stands at 209.535 meters below sea level, highest since 1993 By TOI staff “Flooding ‘reboots’ the stream... As an ecologist I’d be pleased if the system would return, even just for a while, to function in its natural state. But then I suddenly feel that the quiet is somehow oppressive. Last modified: 04-21-2020 19:11. The last time it reached such heights was nearly two decades ago. All the numbers show the sign below sea level. The lake, also known as Lake Tiberias or Kinneret, rose to 209.905 metres below sea level December 17, 2020 due to heavy rainfall in the surrounding areas, according to Israeli media. In that respect I’d be pleased at a flood, but it’s clear that, as with a forest fire, damage could also ensue.”. It was not so long ago when swimmers at Ein Gev would lay out their towels in the grass at the edge of the Sea of Galilee. “This problem has now been resolved naturally; we’re back in place and obviously there is great joy in that,” he continued. Abundance of Blessings as Water Level Rises Steadily in Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) By. Levels of Sea of Galilee rise, a strategic water resource for the region. By Dan Lavie . Upper and Lower red lines are based on Water Bill - 1967 and updates since. Noa Shpigel. It’s already operating at its maximum capacity. That is the highest it’s been since 1993, when the water level reached 209.33 meters (686 feet) below sea level during the same period. Meanwhile, even if last week’s showers turns out to be the last rain of the season, the lake is “full”. The big question is whether Degania Dam going to be opened again this year. Things look orderly and logical.'. The maximum level for the Sea of Galilee is 208.8 meters below sea level (73.5 centimeters above the current level). The road from Tiberias to Tzemah crosses the Degania Dam. The Sea of Galilee has long been a popular destination for pilgrims. The water level of Lake Kinneret – better known as the Sea of Galilee – rose 6 centimeters (2.4 inches) over the weekend and on Sunday was only 21 centimeters under its “upper red line,” the level at which the lake overflows and floods homes in communities on its shores. There is however a huge difference between the amount of water entering into the Kinneret now, and the amount of water allowed to “seep” out in order to avoid completely opening the Degania Dam. 05/09/2020, 09.56. Rahel the Poetess described a palm tree whose roots are 'wading in the waters of the Kinneret.'. On Tuesday, the water level was measured at -208.985 meters below sea level, an increase of 1.5 cm (.59 inches) since Monday. But it is considered to be an important barometer of the water situation in Israel. As of 13/07/2020-209.22: Lower Red Line-213.18: Upper Red Line-208.9: Black Line -214.4: The Kinneret, Israel's major reservoir of fresh water, is drying up! If and when the dam is opened, it should be an amazing sight. On December 17, it was 1.105 metres from its … In Safed, for example, 913 millimeters of rain were recorded, versus an average of 718mm. That is the highest it’s been since 1993, when the water level reached 209.33 meters (686 feet) below sea level during the same period. Share in Twitter. Rain that falls in Safed flows through the stream Nahal Amud into the Kinneret, which is just one source. HOLY LAND. For the first time in 16 years, the water level in the Sea of Galilee has risen above the level of -209 meters. The heart fills upon seeing it, but simultaneously contracts with sorrow at the emptiness around the lake. A view of the Sea of Galilee in Israel | Photo: Gil Eliyahu / JINI. I pass to the other side. Israel's Water Authority reports slightly stronger flow from the Dan stream in July, for the first time since 2003. Kinneret, the Sea of Galilee 14.02.2020 Water Level - 209.96 Tiberias is back to life with almost full Kinneret #Kinneret #Tiberias Sea of Galilee water level now even closer to full capacity After hitting 16-year record last week, Israel's famous lake about 5 inches short of being full. A boat docking next to the Kinneret Cemetery. Due to the heavy rainfall during the several past days, the water level of the Sea of Galilee has risen 7 centimeters, and currently the lake is missing 1.795 meters to reach its full capacity. This image originally appeared in the NASA Earth Observatory story Sea of Galilee . Tags: Kinneret / Sea Of Galilee Arutz Sheva Staff , Aug 04 , 2020 8:56 AM This Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this false-color image (bands 6-5-4) of the lake and its surrounding … Published on 14.04.2020 The Sea of Galilee, also known as Lake Kinneret, rose by 1.5 centimeters (0.6 inches), registering on Tuesady its highest water level in 16 years. The last time it was opened was in 1995 which is a quarter-century ago. Can the 'Menachem Begin Project' Drive Netanyahu Crazy Like the Lincoln Project Did to Trump? If the Degania Dam is opened, the Alumot Dam will be flooded.”. On the other side is the dam. From Degania I travel southwest to the Alumot Dam. “The lifeguard station is where it should be. Yet the condition of the lake has grown increasingly tenuous in recent decades. The intense tourism at the Kinneret has provoked much complaint over the years. It sucks.”. A large flock of storks flies over me. The water level of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) rose by six cm between Friday and Sunday, bringing the water level to 209.01 meters below sea level, according to the Water Authority. The Sea of Galilee is overflowing its banks. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Receive the latest news and updates from our team by email. In the past week alone, water levels rose 18 centimeters (seven inches), bringing the current level up to 210.04 meters below sea level (689.10 feet). Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is fast approaching its maximum level. Haaretz.com, the online edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, and analysis from Israel and the Middle East, © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved. The water level stood at 209.9 meters (688.6 feet) on December 16, 2020, high enough that hydrologists consider it nearly full. “We are already releasing a slight stream of water, but we’ve been doing that for years to help revive the Jordan River,” he explained. Yet the condition of the lake has grown increasingly tenuous in recent decades. Share in Facebook. The Sea of Galilee or Kineret-- Israel's largest freshwater lake-- has increased by 6 cm (2.3 inches) following heavy rains from April 9 to 11, 2020. It is also crucial that water is barely being pumped from the lake any more for irrigation or drinking: Israelis are getting most of their potable water from desalination plants. I’ve never missed the company of other hikers so much. The area is blossoming, with clouds of yellow daisies and white wild carrot. However, as of March this year, rainfall had been so plentiful that the water level rose by 2.63 meters (8.6 feet) since January. Many years of below-average rainfall have led the water level to dip to the "black line," beyond which water cannot be pumped without causing severe damage to the entire water supply. In the middle of the Passover holiday week, with the lake full, there wasn’t a soul in sight. Dead Sea losing less this summer than last year, as Kinneret water level remains highest since 1993. According to data published by the Israel Water Authority Thursday, the Sea of Galilee’s water level stands at a 27-year high for the start of September, at 209.535 meters (687 feet) below sea level. I go further south, turn to Beit Zera, circumvent the kibbutz from the north and arrive at the riverbank near a pedestrian bridge over a lovely section of the Jordan River, which was rehabilitated some years ago. February, 2020… Gil Eliyahu / JINI. At the southernmost end of the lake is Degania Dam, which feeds into the Jordan River. A century ago, the flow in the southern Jordan River was about 1.2 billion cubic meters of water a year. The water level of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) rose by 1 cm between Friday and Sunday, bringing the water level to 209.12 meters below sea level, according to the Water Authority. Idan Greenbaum, chairman of the Jordan Valley Regional Council who also heads the Kinneret Urban Union, expresses mixed emotions. The heart fills upon seeing it, but simultaneously contracts with sorrow at the emptiness around the lake. Send in e-mail Send in e-mail. >> Read more: Reainfall hits high after five-year drought, raising level of Sea of Galilee H eavy rains lift Sea of Galilee water level above danger zone The rate of rising water levels increased at the end of last week, after the lake’s catchment basin received up … Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. Sea of Galilee nears its full capacity after a weekend of heavy rainfall, The drop dead beauty of the Dead Sea environmental disaster, It’s no longer that hard to walk on water at the Sea of Galilee. The river’s contraction is also causing the Dead Sea to shrink, since the Jordan River is its main source of water. It helps that in the summer of 2019 its level dropped at the most moderate rate ever measured since records began. In modern times, it is only opened when there is no choice because we lose water from the lake to the Jordan. The Sea of Galilee, also known as Lake Kinneret, rose by 1.5 centimeters (0.6 inches), registering on Tuesady its highest water level in 16 years. I’ve never seen it so high. Published on 14.04.2020. Can the Lincoln Project Founders Drive Netanyahu Crazy Like They Did to Trump? In November of 2001, the Kinneret reached an all-time low water level of −214.87 meters below sea level. Which means, as of writing, that it’s just six inches (15.5 centimeters) from the “upper red line” – the point at which facilities on the shore start to be flooded. With the recent rains this week, the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) sea levels rose by 1 cm according to the Kinneret Cities Association. Rahel the Poetess described a palm tree whose roots are “wading in the waters of the Kinneret” – the Hebrew name for the lake, and exactly that is actually happening, after almost 30 years in which the shrinking lake retreated further and further from the trees on the shore. Historic Water Levels Since Measurements Began. Israel’s water authority has considered opening a dam at the southern end of the lake to prevent flooding, according to The Jerusalem Post. The water level in Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) has dropped by 26 inches (66 cm) since mid-May, and is still expected to drop further. This brings the Sea only 1.105 meters from the maximum level of 208.80 meters below sea level. Share on Facebook. Published on 03.09.2020. Things look orderly and logical.” At Ginnosar beach, for example, as the water level receded, the boats couldn’t reach the dock, which had to be extended. Even the water quality has improved: the influx of rainfall lowered the lake’s salinity, he says. Chart: Harel Dan Source: Israel Water … After almost 30 years in which the shrinking lake retreated further and further from the shore, it is now overflowing its banks. That’s not a euphemism, it’s fact. The Israel Water Authority reported that the water level … Usually the place is thronged with hikers. The Israel Water Authority reported that the water level has […] Greenbaum is on the side of not wasting good water unnecessarily, explaining that there is a constant, controlled release of water through the dam, around 3,500 cubic meters a day. In November of 2001, the Kinneret reached an all-time low water level of −214.87 meters below sea level. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. On Sunday, Jan. 5 2020, the level of the lake stood at 211.48 meters below sea level, just about halfway between the upper and lower red lines. Yet the condition of the lake has grown increasingly tenuous in recent decades. JERUSALEM, Israel – The Sea of Galilee's water level is rising after a long period of drought thanks to an abundance of rain in Israel. “It’s a game of centimeters,” says Dror Pevzner, who is responsible for waterway waterbed rehabilitation at the Environmental Protection Ministry. Sea of Galilee Water Levels 1926 - 2020. in the middle of the Passover holiday week. Sea of Galilee Reaches Highest Level in 27 Years, While Heat Wave Breaks Records . Emily Jones. Published on 14.04.2020. 0. According to data published by the Israel Water Authority Thursday, the Sea of Galilee’s water level stands at a 27-year high for the start of September, at 209.535 meters (687 feet) below sea level. “A full Kinneret is a blessing. I myself have written about their noise and litter, but these weeks they are very much missed. Water levels dropped significantly during the past two decades, nearly hitting an all-time low in 2018. The Kinneret seen from its eastern shore, April 2020. Around 30 cubic meters are entering the lake per second while only around one cubic meter per second is being released. Opinions are perennially divided: Is it a “terrible waste” of good quality water? The Water Authority reported that Sea of Galilee was 209.275 meters below sea level Tuesday The Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) in northern Israel reached its highest water level in … Opening both the Degania and Alumot dams would impact the entire river all the way to the end point: the Dead Sea, Pevzner says. Light snow is expected to fall on mountain tops in central Israel on Tuesday, and there is a chance of flash floods in streams in the country's east and south. I sit for a moment on the bank, in the total quiet, and think how beautiful it is here. On 24 April the level … No siren was activated. Share in WhatsApp. Yet strolling along the shore, wearing mask and gloves of course, even stranger is the fact that in the middle of the Passover holiday week, with the lake full, there wasn’t a soul in sight. Sea of Galilee water level at 27-year high for early September The Kinneret rose 2 centimeters and is currently 209.98 meters below sea level. Indeed the Jordan River has suffered. The view is so beautiful now,” he says. Send to a friend . The current level is minus 208.92 meters (minus 685 feet). 0.8 inch/week. Any time the Degania Dam is opened, releasing water into the Jordan River, is a step with political and environmental implications. “On the other hand, we thought that this Passover we’d break visitor records. It helps that in the summer of 2019 its level dropped at the most moderate rate ever measured since records began. The Sea of Galilee (Hebrew: יָם כִּנֶּרֶת ‎, Judeo-Aramaic: יַמּא דטבריא, גִּנֵּיסַר, Arabic: بحيرة طبريا ‎), Lake Tiberias, Kinneret or Kinnereth, is a freshwater lake in Israel.It is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-lowest lake in the world (after the Dead Sea, a saltwater lake), at levels … “In many ways, without God forbid harming people or property, we wish it would happen,” he says. We planned for a campsite here. Then the Kinneret had reached 44 centimeters below the upper red line and the dam was opened for nine days. Sea of Galilee A few wet years have helped reverse a decades-long decline in water levels on one of the world’s most cherished lakes. Published on 03.09.2020. The Sea of Galilee has improved, but there is a well-established concern that in the future the periods of drought in the area will increase. “Now the beaches are going back to where they’re supposed to be,” Greenbaum says. That was the plan. As for the tourists, he is confident they’ll come to see the full lake as soon as they can. The Alumot dam is made of earth. The Kinneret rose 2 centimeters and is currently 209.98 meters below sea level. The water level of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) rose by 2.5 cm between Tuesday and Thursday, bringing the water level to 208.96 meters below sea level, according to the Water … This time I see from afar one woman sitting on a folding chair on the bank. Hydrology experts project that the water level in the Kinneret will reach its peak in early May, following what has been a blessed winter, from the perspective of precipitation. By 19 January 2020, the water level was 210.715 meters below sea level, 1.915 meters short of being considered full. JERUSALEM, Israel – The Sea of Galilee's water level is rising after a long period of drought thanks to an abundance of rain in Israel. Almost all its water was diverted for drinking and irrigation. (April 14, 2020 / Israel Hayom) For the first time in 16 years, the water level in the Sea of Galilee has risen above the level of -209 meters (-686 feet). In the last two winters, 2018–2019 and 2019–2020, the water level rose by 6.2 meters. Get email notification for articles from Noa Shpigel Follow. On Tuesday, the water level was measured at -208.985 meters below sea level, an increase of 1.5 cm (.59 inches) since Monday. The water level came close to its all-time low in April 2017, when the level dropped to 212.95 meters (about 698 feet) below sea level. After the heavy rains this winter, the Kinneret's level on Wednesday morning was -209.86 meters, the Kinneret Authority reports, up 2 meters since the start of the rainy season, and 1.06 meters below its maximum level. Published on 04-21-2020 19:21. 03.01.2021 2 cm/week. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Earth Observatory released a satellite photo December 21, 2020, showing the swelled-up lake. Meanwhile the rush of the limited amounts of water being released can be clearly heard. Given that communities have been built and fields cultivated along the river over the past 100 years, Greenbaum fears that the river might not even have the capacity to handle the flow if the dam is opened. Two wet winters since 2018 have brought the water level to 209.9 meters (688.6 feet) below sea level as measured on December 16, 2020. 16.3 ft. The water level of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) rose by one cm between Thursday and Friday, bringing the water level to 209.07 meters below sea level, according to Maariv. “The river system hasn’t been operating as a natural system for years,” Pevzner explains — since the Degania Dam was built. The lake is beautiful and the water birds seem to be enjoying the quiet, but it’s a sad quiet, an emptiness that feels unsettling, as the people of Israel stay home in self-isolation because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the borders are closed to incoming tourism. An empty water park on the banks of the Sea of Galilee, seen from the air, April 2020. The weather is great and suddenly we have the whole Kinneret to ourselves. 3.7 ft. lower from the upper red line and 3.08 meters. The Sea of Galilee, this month. They are trying to avoid opening the dam, but we need to realize that before opening, logistical preparations have to be made.”, One obstacle is Alumot Dam, two kilometers downriver from the Degania Dam. The Australian government is looking into the United Nations agency supporting Palestinian refugees after a report revealed school materials it produced contained incitement... Iran urged the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog to avoid publishing “unnecessary” details on Tehran’s nuclear program, state TV reported Sunday, a day after Germany, France... Two rockets were fired early Monday morning from the northern Gaza Strip into the sea in the Ashdod area, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit reported. What does the lake look like today in comparison to 3 years ago? Israel’s largest freshwater lake and the source of a quarter of the country’s water currently hovers The diversion and pollution of the water led to ecological collapse. On Tuesday, the water level was measured at -208.985 meters below sea level, an increase of 1.5 cm (0.6 inches) since Monday. For the first time in 16 years, the water level in the Sea of Galilee has risen above the level of -209 meters. It’s a lovely sight. Get email notification for articles from Moshe Gilad. This is the so-called upper red line, above which the water body would be in danger of overflowing. More than half the wild flora and half of its original fauna along the Jordan’s banks have been lost, experts estimate. 02-18-2020. We call upon the UK Government to officially recognise Jerusalem is Israel's capital and move its embassy to Jerusalem. 'The lifeguard station is where it should be. Giora Shaham, director of the Water Authority, said last week that based on the authority’s forecasts he doesn’t think it will be fully opened. On the rock across from me, in the middle of the channel, is a turtle. That’s sad for us. The Sea of Galilee from the air, April 2020. Water flows there through two huge pipes. Yet the coronavirus lockdown means no one is here to enjoy it. Or is it necessary to help save the environment along the river’s banks? The Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) continues to rise as rain continues to fall in Israel, rising six centimeters over the weekend, bringing its level to 209 meters below sea level and just 20 centimeters below the upper red line signaling that the lake is full. The Sea of Galilee has long been a popular destination for pilgrims. The water level in the Kinneret hasn’t been this high since the early 1990s. Data validated and enhanced with technical reports, news articles, and personal analyses. The river is narrow and twisty in this section. For a long time, the precious water levels have receded to dangerous lows due to lack of rainfall, turning the freshwater sea into a wretched saltwater lake. Water is not extracted from the Sea of Galilee. On the eastern shore, in the parking area between Kibbutz Ha’on and Kibbutz Ein Gev, the water reaches the metal gate. Also, if Degania is opened, the water flowing into the river will be relatively saline, which isn’t good for the animals and vegetation living along its banks. The dam was built in the 1930s. Due to the heavy rainfall during the several past days, the water level of the Sea of Galilee has risen 7 centimeters, and currently the lake is missing 1.795 meters to reach its full capacity. 02-18-2020. The water level in Israel’s only freshwater lake is currently at -208.92 meters (minus 685 feet), the highest it has been in decades; but, due to coronavirus, tourists and pilgrims will only be able to return to its shores sometime this autumn or winter Associated Press | Published: 05.02.20 . We put a lot of effort into it and nothing happened. The water level of the Kinneret is 1.12 meters. Subscribe to start receiving FREE TORCH magazines from CUFI UK. Noa Shpigel Zafrir Rinat. 10.1 ft. higher from the bottom red line and 4.95 meters. Water levels dropped significantly during the past two decades, nearly hitting an all-time low in 2018. Emily Jones. Sep 4, 2020 | News. On Sunday, Jan. 5 2020, the level of the lake stood at 211.48 meters below sea level, just about halfway between the upper and lower red lines. Usually you’d have to elbow for room to pitch a tent but now, the beaches were empty. Monday, 7 September 2020 | As Israel continues to bake in another record-breaking heat wave, the Israel Water Authority has offered some refreshing news: the Sea of Galilee stands at an astonishing 27-year high for the start of September. Australia troubled by report that UNRWA school textbook... Iran asks UN not to publish ‘unnecessary’ details on it... Two rockets fired from Gaza land in sea near Ashdod, ID... 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