The rainfall continues in Israel, especially up north, and the Sea of Galilee continues to rise. Over the weekend, the rainfall in the north brought an increase in river flow, and an increase of the water flowing into the Kinneret.
The water authority said on Sunday that the Kinneret level was 209.68 meters (688 ft.) below sea level.
The weather forecast calls for rains to diminish this week, with temperatures rising. As of Sunday morning, only 88 centimeters remain for the Kinneret to fill up completely, and its current level is 3.3 meters (10.8 ft.) above than the lower red line. This means, according to the decision of the Water Authority in January, that only 38 centimeters (15 inches) remain until the opening of the Degania dam, which is expected to open when the water level is at 50 centimeters (20 inches) below the top red line – to prevent flooding.
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.