Residents of one Palestinian village, who once had to walk for hours daily to fetch water, now have limited access to Israeli water supplies. But it's not enough.
The Kinneret level dropped by 15 centimeters last month, reaching 71 centimeters below the lower red line.
Police rescue stranded travelers and urge precautions against skidding on slippery roads.
Industrial waste from Palestinian-administers areas has been particularly harmful recently due to a lack of rain.
A report from the Water Authority states that other sites are in danger of closure due to spreading pollution.
Desalination has eased the water shortage, but continued drought, over-pumping and the needs of a growing population are playing havoc with the country’s ecology.
Plan that would have built desalination and water-purification plants suffered major delays due to planning errors and funding problems; state lays blame at local authorities' doorstep.
Some government agencies are keen to increase supply to both settlers and Palestinians, but politicians are putting up obstacles. Either way, the Palestinians are ending up with much less.
Israel is calling for a renewal of the Joint Water Committee, but the Palestinians’ experience is that the panel just strengthens the settlements and perpetuates Israeli control of the water sources.
Chickens and gardens in Salfit die of dehydration, and factories are shut down in an effort to conserve water; 'We woke up one morning to an empty reservoir,' the mayor says. 'Had we known ahead of time that the water would be cut off, we would have stocked up.'