Drought!

Friday, February 02, 2018 |  Ariel Rudolph

It is not only rabbis and priests, but even Muslim sheikhs have been calling for prayer for rain over the past few weeks.

In December, the flow of the northern rivers that feed the Sea of Galilee was at an unsustainable low-point. These rivers typically replenish the lake during the winter months. During December, they were flowing at just over 90 cubic feet (2.6 cubic meters) of water per second. This is less than half of the 234 cubic feet (6.6 cubic meters) per second needed to just maintain the current water level of the Sea of Galilee.

The full article appears in the February 2018 issue of Israel Today Magazine.


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