TEL AVIV (Mar. 4)
The rains have been sparse this winter, with the result that the water level in the Sea of Galilee, Israel’s natural reservoir, is at its lowest point ever for this time of year: 701 feet below sea level.
When summer comes, evaporation will reduce the level by another 5.61 feet.
Unless there is a great inflow over the next two months, water from the Sea of Galilee will not be pumped into the national water conduits for the first time since they were built.