Skip to comments.Israel to top up Sea of Galilee after years of drough
Posted on 06/12/2018 5:07:24 PM PDT by SJackson
Inland lake where Christians believe Jesus walked on water has reached its lowest level in a century
The shrinking Sea of Galilee, the inland lake where Christians believe Jesus walked on water, is to be topped up with desalinated seawater.
A plan given Israeli cabinet approval will pump 100 million cubic metres of water annually by 2022 into the lake in the Galilee region, said Yechezkel Lifshitz, from the countrys energy and water ministry.
In 2017 Israels water authority said the sea, hit by years of drought, had reached its lowest level in a century.
Situated 200 metres (656ft) below sea level and 28 miles (45km) from the coast, the Sea of Galilee is mentioned in the bible as the site of a number of Jesuss miracles.
Known in Hebrew as Lake Kinneret, it covers an area of roughly 62 square miles (160 sq km). Ten years ago it provided 400m cubic metres a year of fresh water and was the countrys largest freshwater reserve.
But a series of dry winters have reduced its level to such an extent that pumping had to be limited to 30-40m cubic metres a year.
Israel has managed to escape water cuts through the use of five desalination plants built along the Mediterranean coast. Lifshitz said they supplied 670m cubic metres annually 80% of drinking water consumed by Israeli households.
He said two more plants would be built to serve the new project: one in the Galilee and another south of Jerusalem. The water would then be pumped into the lakes tributaries in northern Israel.
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I did not realize that Israel was suffering such a severe drought. I will include them in my prayers!
In Hebrew, its called Yam Kinnereth, from the Hebrew word “kinnor” - meaning “harp.” Because the shape of the lake resembles a harp.
Oh yeah. Where the gonna get the water? Do the enviro wankers know about this yet? STOP THE PIPELINE! ;-)
About 5 years. Fortunately they have solutions. Open to correction, but I don’t think it’s had a big economic/lifestyle impact. It’s not California after all.
So, did Jesus actually walk on water or on a dried up lake bed?
Five years is a long one. However, the ingenuity and resourcefulness of Israel is a wonderful thing!
California should be building desalination plants on the coast instead of a high speed train to nowhere. But that would make sense, so it will never happen.
The disciples didn’t scream in terror because he was walking on a dried up lake bed.
Yes that would make too much sense, so no way will CA do it!
Desalinated seawater is expensive. I hope the US Taxpayer isn’t paying for this.
I know people need good fresh water,but I`ve wondered
what they do with all the salt that is removed fron
the sea water.
“I did not realize that Israel was suffering such a severe drought. I will include them in my prayers!”
Israel’s large scale desalination has made droughts irrelevant to them. I’m sure they will appreciate the prayers but do not be concerned that anyone or anything lacks for water in Israel.
No th sound in Hebrew. Stick to stuff you know.
I had the pleasure of going on a 2 hour boat tour across Yam Kineret a few years ago. It was very windy, so we were flying. Such fun!!
Matzo ball soup, very salty stuff.
They invented a new process that does it much cheaper so not so expensive any more and no.
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