The Water Authority announced that last weekend the water level in the Kinneret rose from continued flow of rivers and streams, by seven centimeters (2.75 inches). This brings the water level up above the lower red line.
The water level is now 212.99 meters, bringing it to 4.19 meters below its maximum level (the upper red line). The rain that has already fallen will raise the level much more, but everyone hopes and prays for more rain.
There are three water level lines drawn by authorities for the Kinneret: the upper red line which is the highest level it can be allowed to reach before opening the dam to let out water, the lower red line which is a level below which it was always said the water should not fall, and the black line which is a level at which it is said that irreversible damage will happen to the lake ecosystem. The water level has not reached the black line, but for years it has not filled up to the lower red line.