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SEA OF GALILEE: CREEPING UP TO THE MINIMUM

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  • Steve M. Ulrich
    WATER TROUBLES Water officials warns that Israel will have a difficult time fulfilling its promise to provide water to Jordan. The obligation is spelled out
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 5, 2001
      WATER TROUBLES
      Water officials warns that Israel will have a difficult time
      fulfilling its promise to provide water to Jordan. The obligation is
      spelled out in the Israeli-Jordanian peace agreement; the same agreement
      also states the countries will conduct diplomatic relations - a clause
      that
      was abrogated by Jordan when it recently recalled its Ambassador from Tel
      Aviv. Water Commissioner Shimon Tal says that this is indicated by the
      Kinneret Sea's (Sea of Galilee) low level. The Sea of Galilee is still
      below the government-mandated minimum "red line" of 213 meters (698.82
      feet) below sea level. National Infrastructures Minister Avigdor
      Lieberman said that there will be problems with the water supply to
      Kiryat
      Arba-Hebron and Jenin this summer. (Arutz 7, March 23, 2001)

      SEA OF GALILEE: CREEPING UP TO THE MINIMUM
      The level of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) is currently 213.07
      meters (699.05 feet) below sea level. The level has risen a steady but
      very slow 20 centimeters (7.8 inches) a month all winter, and water
      officials hope that it will be able to climb at least another 7
      centimeters
      (2.75 inches) to reach the "red line" before the rainy season ends in the
      coming days and weeks. The "red line" is that below which the government
      determined that the Kinneret must not be allowed to fall. Strict
      water-usage limitations are planned for this summer. (Arutz 7, March 28,
      2001)
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