The Sea of Galilee deluges; “to see the Jordan River flowing at this time of year – that’s a phenomenon that takes place once every 20 years.” – Dr. Amir Givati
Israeli officials deem an increased rainfall this winter. They presuppose that the region will receive more rain, which will in consequence, restoring the Sea of Galilee to a level it has never raised in past 10 years.
Dr. Amir Givati, Israel Water Authority official in his dialogue to Ma’ariv– Israel’s newspaper elucidated the rising of Sea of Galilee. He went on to construe that due to heavy rainfall this winter, the Sea of Galilee already began to rise in October, which is more than a month before when the Sea normally starts to surge.
“Our estimate at the beginning of the winter was that we were facing an average winter, today we believe that it will be more than that, at least in the north of the country,” said Givati.
This exuberance in water level comes for the most part, from the northern part of the Jordan River and the streams that run down from the Golan heights-all of these started to spurt a lot earlier than typical.
“To see the Jordan River flowing at this time of year – that’s a phenomenon that takes place once every 20 years, streams like Ayun and Sa’ar usually begin to run only in the spring, but this year we’re already seeing them gushing,” Givati stated.