Israel is expected to suffer its sixth straight year of drought, the Water Authority announced Sunday, even with an increase in rainfall over previous years, TheMarker reported.
Water Authority chairman Giora Shaham stated that “forecasts are going to be an average year, maybe a bit more, but forecasts are are forecasts.”
According to the Authority’s forecast, Israel’s natural water reservoirs are so low that even if there is a little more precipitation than last year and the pumping from the Sea of Galilee does not resume, the Sea of Galilee will remain below the red line. The Water Authority is preparing to allocate water for 2019 and is waiting for more accurate forecasts which will come in mid-September.
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