Spray getting into vacationers’ eyes & lungs at Lake Kinneret is making them ill, then disappears after 2-3 days.
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Vacationers and water-sport enthusiasts at Lake Kinneret have been complaining of rashes, sneezing, tearing eyes and breathing difficulties. The phenomenon even has its own name: Kinneret allergy.
People at Lake Kinneret last September, on the first day of Sukkot. . Watch out for the spray.- Photo: GIl Eliyahu
Most complaints have come from windsurfers and kitesurfers who get water sprayed in their eyes and lungs. The increase in cases in recent years has made scientists wonder if changes in the lake over the past two decades are responsible.
Rainfall from the Upper Galilee to desert flooding between highway 40 from the Zin Valley to Mitzpe Ramon.
With one of Israel’s driest winters on record nearing its end, light rain began to fall in various parts of the country on Sunday.
Both Arab & Jew get wet together from the Rain in Jerusalem, March 9, 2014.- Photo MARC ISRAEL SELLEM
As of 5 p.m. a wide band of rain stretched from north of the Sea of Galilee to the southern Negev.
Due to floods in the desert, police closed Highway 40 from The Zin Valley to Mitzpe Ramon on Sunday afternoon. Continue Reading »
The “storm of the decade” that hit Israel this past weekend brought much needed water to the country’s aquifers and Lake Kinnert.
By David Lev
The “storm to end all storms” that hit Israel this past weekend will be remembered not only for how a major snowstorm brought many parts of the country to a halt, but for the unusual bounty of water it provided the country. According to the Meteorological Institute, over 200 millimeters of rain fell between Wednesday and Saturday on average in Israel.
That water, in the form of rain and melting snow, will eventually fill Israel’s aquifers, as well as the Kinneret, or Sea of Galilee. Continue Reading »
Scattered showers from the Galilee to the Negev broke the unseasonably warm weather.
Rain & lower temperatures forecasted to continue over weekend.
The first winter storm of the season hit Israel on Thursday as the unseasonably warm weather experienced throughout November gave way to rainfall and even snow.
A SOLDIER enjoys the weather on Mt. Hermon – File Photo: IDF Spokesman
Lake Kinneret rose for the first time since April on Thursday morning – by 1 centimeter – as a direct result of ongoing rains, the Water Authority said.
The Kinneret’s water level is now 211.40 meters below sea level, 2.6 meters from full capacity. Continue Reading »
Nautical archeologists think the monumental cone-shaped structure may have been built more than 4,000 years ago onshore when the water level was lower than today.
Nautical archaeologists have reported the discovery of a “monumental” conical stone pile built of large, natural, unhewn basalt cobbles and boulders, on the floor of the Sea of Galilee.
Lake Kinneret, a.k.a. the Sea of Galilee
The structure is definitely man-made, and measures about 70 meters in diameter at a depth of about 219 meters, reported archaeologists Yitzhak Paz, Moshe Reshef, Zvi Ben-Avraham, Shmuel Marco, Gideon Tibor and Dani Nadel, in the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Close inspection by scuba diving revealed that the structure is made of basalt boulders up to 1 meter long with no apparent construction pattern and no signs of cutting or chiseling. Continue Reading »
The water level of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret) is still steadily rising as the rainy season slowly comes to an end.
The water level of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is still rising as the winter season begins to wind down.
Winter skies in the Galilee – IsraelandStuff/PP
The surface of the lake rose by four centimeters over the weekend, according to Water Authority officials. Over the Purim holiday last week, the water level rose by two centimeters, and by four centimeters more over the prior weekend due to Sabbath rains.
The surface of the lake now stands at 210 meters and 16 centimeters below sea level, just one meter and a few centimeters away from the upper “red line” – 208.80 meters below sea level – the point marking the lake as full. Continue Reading »
Week-long torrential rains gave Israel’s freshwater reservoir much needed boost.
Israel Water Authority expects additional half-meter rise from upcoming melting snow
Lake Kinneret enjoyed a robust six-day period resulting in a massive rise of nearly a meter, the Water Authority said.
Lake Kinneret – Photo: AFP
The weather system which brought a week-long rain storm to Israel has caused increased outflow in the rivers flowing to the lake, which is Israel’s only freshwater reservoir, resulting in an 80cm rise in water levels in the span of five days.
The Sea of Galilee has added 2 meters since the winter began and is now at 211.20 meters below sea level. Continue Reading »