5 Year Israel Drought Set To Persist; Further Extraction Limitation Measures Expected

8 Sep 2018 by OOSKAnews Info
TEL AVIV, Israel

Israel’s Water Authority announced at the end of August that, even with an increase in rainfall over previous years, the country can expect the country's 5 year drought to continue.Three threshold lines mark the water status in the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee): the upper red line (208.9 m. below sea level), the lower red line (213.2 m. below sea level), and the black line (214.4 m. below sea level). When the lower red line is reached, no pumping should take place; and the black line means irreparable damage to the Kinneret. According to the Authority's forecast, the Sea of ​​Galilee will remain below the red line, but measures to reduce extraction are being considered...

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