The Sea of Galilee Is Shrinking: Lake Where Christians Believe Jesus Walked on Water Has Hit Near-Record Low Levels as Result of Overuse

It was not so long ago when swimmers at Ein Gev would lay out their towels in the grass at the edge of the Sea of Galilee.

Today, they put up their parasols 100 metres (yards) further down, on a sandy beach that has appeared due to the shrinking of the iconic body of water.

‘Every time we come we feel an ache in our hearts,’ said Yael Lichi, 47, who has been visiting the famous lake with her family for 15 years.

‘The lake is a symbol in Israel. Whenever there is a drought, it is the first thing we talk about.’

In front of Lichi, wooden boats with Christian pilgrims aboard navigate the calm waters, among groups from across the world that visit.

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Source: Daily Mail