Sea of Galilee Almost Full After Abundant Rain

Reported by Gareth Stafford |
Saturday, October 17th, 2020

The Sea of Galilee has been almost filled up for the first time in nearly 20 years, following an unusually rainy winter.

CBN News reports that after five years of drought, the water level has increased by around 18 feet

Before the rains came, the lake was so barren that trees grew along the banks. Now those same trees are under the water.

Each summer, the water level drops by four to five feet from evaporation.

Chairman of the Jordan Valley Regional Council Idan Greenbaum says the rainy season is blessing for everyone.

Each year about a million people visit the Sea of Galilee or Kinneret, as its known in Hebrew but unfortunately nobody will be able to see the sight for themselves in 2020.

Israelis are already praying for another rainy winter next year and hoping for tourists to enjoy it.


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