Sea of Galilee water level rises after night of heavy rain

The water level of the Sea of Galilee, Israel’s main fresh water reservoir, has risen by an additional centimeter after a night of heavy rain in parts of the north of the country, according to the National Water Authority.

A lack of rain over many years had seen the lake’s level drop sharply but the level has steadily risen since the beginning of the winter. It is now just 30 centimeters below the “full” line.

The promenade in the northern Israeli city of Tiberias, by the Sea of Galilee, on January 30, 2020. (David Cohen/Flash90)