Despite rain, water crisis persists

13.01.2012                      18.Tewet. 5772

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Despite rain, water crisis persists

Lake Kinnert's water level is 55 centimeters under the -213- meter red line, and a full 4.75 meters away from full capacity.

Although Lake Kinneret’s water level rose by 1.50 centimeters following Wednesday’s rain, measuring in at 213.55 meters below sea level on Thursday morning, there is still a water crisis, according to the Water Authority.
The water level is 55 centimeters under the -213- meter red line, and a full 4.75 meters away from full capacity. Only 1 centimeter of the rise between Wednesday and Thursday can be attributed to rain. The other half-centimeter is the result of a temporary halt in National Water Carrier pumping from the lake, as the system was closed for routine maintenance, Water Authority spokesman Uri Schor said….