With extreme drought conditions continuing to intensify, the government of Israel approved a plan in 2018 to pump desalinated water into the lake.
The Kinneret is always at risk of becoming irreversibly salinized by the salt water springs under the lake, which are held in check by the weight of the freshwater on top of them.
If you were planning on a moonlight hike in the Judean Desert or in the Negev – forget it. Don’t do it.
Today and tomorrow are expected to be clear, but the weekend will see the rains returning.
Heavy snow fell on the Hermon mountain overnight, adding 15 centimeters (6 inches) of snow to its lower level, just in time for the thaw.
I am so grateful to Oded Sahar of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority for these images. I could stare at them for hours.
The rains have raised the Kinneret high enough to splash onto the Tiberias boardwalk - for the first time since 1992.
Dammed if you do, dammed if you don't.
The water level of the lake is now standing at just four feet from full capacity.
Over the weekend, Israelis flocked to the western Negev, to grab an eyeful of the annual miracle of the return of the Kalaniot – the red Anemone which paint the desert red each winter after the big rains.
Hammat Tiberias is an archaeological site of thermal baths located in the city of Tiberias.
The current water level is 2.59 meters higher than the lower red line.
Despite all the cold emanating from the weather report, I chose to share with you the rainbow pictures we received from the Israel Nature and Parks Authority this morning.
The IDF censor attempted to squelch reports of the damage after two hangers and the air force base became flooded with 50 million liters of rain.
“Every year, the occupation state deliberately and all of a sudden opens its dams to flood Palestinian agricultural lands, which causes severe losses.”
More than half that volume of water came from just the past 5 days of rain.
Here's a collection of particularly unusual images.
"Moti did not think twice and jumped into the current to save a family he did not know, who were in danger of being trapped under the water."
National and Municipal rescue teams scrambled all across the country to rescue people trapped in the floods.
This is the fifth person to die of drowning caused by the deluge that Israel has been experiencing in the past week.
A first5.8-magnitude quake on Monday destroyed five homes and damaged many more.
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.
In any emergency on the road and in general - call the Israel Police 100 hotline as soon as possible.
The incident took place at a residential building on Nadav Street in Tel Aviv, where rain caused flooding all around the city.
The team is currently expanding the algorithm in order to be able to forecast the strength and length of the weather phenomenon in the future.
The water level is now standing at 211.77 meters, just 2.8 meters from the top red line.
The collapsed wall has revealed fallen tombstones with Hebrew writing on them, which can be seen from the street.
“There was water in the closets, in the beds, in the downstairs unit. Objects were floating."
The man was sedated and placed on a respirator before being rushed to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.
The incident occurred in Kibbutz Bahan, located near the coastal city of Netanya north of Tel Aviv.