JERUSALEM (JTA) – The level of Lake Kinneret has risen by more than 34 inches in the past two months.
Water Authority workers returned to work Sunday for the first time since beginning a strike in November.
The measurement of Lake Kinneret is the first since the strike, and follows heavy rains throughout the country during the month of January. It was the largest January rainfall in five years, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Another 15 feet are needed to bring the Kinneret to full capacity.