Winter Storm Pushes Kinneret to Sharpest December Rise in 20 Years

River currents in the north were still high on Saturday, although lower than the record heights reported in recent days.

The Kinneret is expected to have risen 25 centimeters since heavy rains began on Thursday, its sharpest December rise in 20 years. The winter storm which hit the country over the past few days weakened on Saturday, but the rainfall has resulted in a monthly precipitation level far above the average for December.