Despite rains, water situation not much better

11.04.2011                      07.Nisan, 5771

Wasser:

Despite rains, water situation not much better

Kinneret water level stands at 212.54 meters below sea level, rising from 212.665, but is still only just above dangerously low "black line."

While the water level of Lake Kinneret has risen more than 10 centimeters since last week’s heavy rainfall began, officials still warn that this additional deluge does not make Israel’s water needs any less severe.
“[Last week’s rain] was fantastic and we pray for more, but we shouldn’t forget that altogether, if you look at the whole country, even this last winter wasn’t a good winter, and it’s less than average when it comes to rainfall. Our demand for water is larger than the average,” said Water Authority spokesman Uri Schor on Sunday….