The Sea of Galilee is 214.2 meters (703 feet) below sea level, perilously close to its black line.

Nevertheless, the average Israeli has not felt the drought as in the past, mostly due to the fact that the state has invested heavily in building five enormous desalination plants in recent years.

providing some 70% of the country’s drinking water directly from the sea and is building two more. Furthermore, Israel recycles some 86% of its waste water for agricultural purposes.