Water storage in dams reaches 112 million cubic metres
Petra | Mar 17,2012 | 23:41

AMMAN — Water storage in the country’s major dams stood at 112 million cubic metres as of Saturday morning, Ministry of Water and Irrigation Spokesperson Adnan Zu’bi said.

He noted that the total amount of water stored in the Kingdom’s dams is equal to storage levels at this time last year.

He added that the Kingdom has so far received 97 per cent of its long-term annual average rainfall.


Kinneret rises 12 centimeters over the weekend – Jerusalem Post

Following rainy weekend, Kinneret water level rises just above Water Authority’s “bottom red line” and within 2.96 meters of full.

By Joe Yudin

The water level in Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) rose 12 centimeters over the weekend, reaching 211.76 meters below sea-level.

The lake’s water level is just above the Water Authority’s “bottom red line,” which is 213 meters below sea-level.

This is the first time this year that the Kinneret’s water level is within 2.96 meters of being considered full.

The Water Authority stated on Sunday that in the Hermon region the weekend rainfall reached a volume of 200 millimeters.

In the Golan region, there was between 80-120 millimeters of rainfall over the weekend.

The country’s three main water sources – the Kinneret, the mountain aquifers and coastal aquifers have experienced unusual lows due to an extended drought over the last seven years.

No rainfall was expected in the coming days. Temperatures were expected to rise, but to remain unseasonably cool, the Israel Meteorological Service forecasted on Sunday.