The Kinneret (Sea of Galilee – Mendy Hechtman/ Flash90)
This is the first time in the past decade that at the end of winter, the Sea of Galilee has measured below both red lines. The red lines help indicate drought conditions and urgent drought conditions. Usually the water levels are above the lower red line after a wet winter and snow run off from Mt Hermon. This is the fourth year in a row that the Water Authority has ordered an almost complete stop of drawing water from the Sea of Galilee. Some water stations have experienced a decrease in water such has not been seen since the 1920s. The drought will worsen during the summer months when Israel does not usually see rain from March/April until October/November.