Rising waters means more time to prepare for drier winters anticipated down the line
Sea of Galilee
Located in Eastern Galilee, the Sea of Galilee, or Lake Kinneret, is the largest freshwater lake in Israel, and the lowest freshwater lake in the world.
The Sea of Galilee is 21 km long, 13 km wide, has a total area of 166 km², and maximum depth of 43 meters. Its main source is the Jordan River, which flows through it from North to South.
Featured in the New Testament as the region in which Jesus performed the majority of his ministry and miracles, the Sea of Galilee is a destination for Christian pilgrims.
The level of the Sea of Galilee, which has suffered from years of drought, has risen about 2 meters so far this rainy season
The lake exceeded the lower red line – below which the government is meant to stop pumping from the lake – for the first time in two years
The Nazareth District Court rejects an appeal by Kibbutz Ein Gev that claims a fence is needed for security reasons
Water Authority researchers say water supply to Israel's only fresh water lake will decline by at least 12 percent over the next century, but experts fail to agree why
A new pipeline and additional desalination plants will introduce fresh water into Lake Kinneret — in order to meet Israel’s commitments to Jordan, which suffers from a dire water shortage
The water level in Israel's only freshwater lake fell further in November, approaching an all-time low
Until now these lots were closed only on Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers
Water levels are so low in the Kinneret Lake due to the drought that an island not seen for years is now exposed. But not all is bleak: experts expect a rainy winter, and hope to bid the island farewell
Previous statistics showed that 2.18 million foreign visitors came to Israel in the first six months of the year, a 19% increase over the same period in 2017
After a series of earthquakes shook Israel's north, the Tourism Ministry takes precautionary steps to improve emergency response plans
Tremor along known fault line was fourth in just over 24 hours
More efficient use of water at home and in municipal gardens, along with increased desalination efforts are among means mooted to address huge rise in consumption
In 2017, 3.6 million tourists visited Israel, a 25 percent increase on 2016. But the boom is proving a headache at popular sites like Jerusalem’s Old City and the Sea of Galilee
Despite recent rains, Israel is headed for long-term shortage, Water Authority warns
While desalination plants supply two-thirds of household water use, natural water sources are essential to cover the rest. Severe cuts proposed
The security briefing at the entrance to the compound that was designated for sexual activity eliminated whatever desire was left. At some point you realize what the veterans already know: Nothing is happening
Future doesn't look promising, either: In first months of upcoming rainy season, amount of precipitation is forecast to be lower than past average
The kibbutzim's secret to the good life: to live in the past like perspiring pioneers and to profit from the present like corrupt businesspeople
Water flow in sources of Jordan River is 40% lower than average this year
Postcards from a century ago show the beauty of the Galilee. But it remains unclear which prolific note writer provided the charming copy on the back
Clustered churches in Hippos-Sussita in sixth century C.E. indicate mutual tolerance among early Christian sects, which was not to last
Sea of Galilee only 4 centimeters above lower red line due to lack of rainfall in northern Israel; lake also suffers high levels of salinity, which is also to be addressed
Low water level damages reproduction of fish, considered vital for protection of water quality.
The lack of rain has not been registered only at Lake Kinneret, but has also been felt in the Dead Sea region.
About 1 million tourists visit the Sea of Galilee every year, but a sharp drop in rainfall has caused the biblical lake's waters to recede.
The ordnance was probably discarded by Turkish troops as they fled from the British 100 years ago.
Fish and marine mammals are already moving north as sea temperature rises: 'We were astounded by the scale of ocean warming effects on entire ecosystems,' scientists write.
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.
The effects of climate change have arrived sooner than expected, with the Sea of Galilee set to hit warning 'lower red line' by September.