This summer has not been kind to the Sea of Galilee. Due to the hotter-than-normal weather, the surface of the Sea of Galilee has dropped considerably during the last few months. Since May, the elevation of the surface has dropped a whopping 26 inches (66 cm). For more information, you can read the write up on the website of the Israel National News. I also covered a similar topic in another blog post about a month ago. Hopefully, the winter rains will soon come and help replenish the water in the sea.

In Tiberius, there is a large sign with a diagram of the Sea of Galilee on it. This sign shows a live measurement of the elevation of the sea. I am planning on being in Tiberius in a little over a week. If I get a chance, I'll post a picture of the sign.

NOTE: The attached picture is of the Mount of Beatitudes from the Sea of Galilee. The Mount of Beatitudes is the traditional location of where Jesus preached what we commonly call The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7).