The Sea of Galilee is Overflowing

For the first time in 30 years, the Kinneret is full, and there’s more rain to come!

By Israel Today Staff | | Topics: Sea of Galilee
The Sea of Galilee is overflowing!
Photo: David Cohen/Flash90

It’s been entirely overshadowed by the coronavirus crisis, but the Sea of Galilee has finally refilled. More than that, it’s actually overflowing!

Video clips posted to social media showed the waters of the Sea of Galilee, known in Israel as Lake Kinneret, crashing over the promenades in the town of Tiberias amid high winds this week.

This is the first time in some 30 years that the Kinneret has been full. Over the past decade or so, Israel’s largest fresh water reservoir reached dangerously low levels, leading many experts to fear its waters could be irreparably damaged.

It is believed that Israel will soon open the dam just south of the Sea of Galilee, also something that hasn’t happened in decades, as the abundant winter rains are not yet over. Showers are forecast for this coming weekend.

The nationwide lockdown in response to the coronavirus and the enormous hit that has caused to the Israeli economy must not be downplayed. At the same time, it would be wrong not to offer thanks for miracle happening at the Sea of Galilee.

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