My Intro to Israel, Day 3, Scene 10
We took a short walk to the waterfront from the hotel. We walked south on the Yigal Alon Promenade. At the southern end of the promenade is this structure that is in the shape of the Sea of Galilee which displays the water level of the lake.
The Sea of Galilee (also Lake Kinneret, Lake of Gennesaret, or Lake Tiberias) is the largest freshwater lake in Israel, and it is approximately 53 km (33 mi) in circumference, about 21 km (13 mi) long, and 13 km (8.1 mi) wide. The lake has a total area of 166.7 km2 (64.4 sq mi) at its fullest, and a maximum depth of approximately 43 m (141 feet). At levels between 215 metres (705 ft) and 209 metres (686 ft) below sea level, it is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-lowest lake overall (after the Dead Sea, a saltwater lake). The lake is fed partly by underground springs although its main source is the Jordan River which flows through it from north to south.
Israel's National Water Carrier, built in 1964, transports water from the lake to the population centers of Israel, and is the source of much of the country's drinking water. Increasing water demand and dry winters have resulted in stress on the lake and a decreasing water line to dangerously low levels at times. The Sea of Galilee is at risk of becoming irreversibly salinized by the salt water springs under the lake, which are held in check by the weight of the freshwater on top of them. The Israeli government monitors water levels and publishes the results daily.
Kinneret Bot tweets the lake levels daily and on May 24 2014, when this photo was taken, it tweeted “Since yesterday the height of the Kinneret fell 1cm to -211.22m, -126cm below this time last year.“
Hassas bir Denge
İsrail’e Önsözüm, Gün 3, Sahne 10
Otelden Rıhtımakısa bir yürüyüş yaptık. Oradan Yigal Alon Gezinti Yeri’nde güneye yürüdük. Gezinti yerinin güney ucunda gölün su seviyesini gösteren Celile Denizi şeklinde olan bu yapı vardır.
Celile Gölü (Kinneret Gölü ayrıca, Gennesaret Gölü veya Taberiye Gölü) İsrail'in en büyük tatlı su gölü ve çevresi yaklaşık 53 km (33 mil), yaklaşık 21 km (13 mil) uzunluğunda ve 13 km (8.1 mil) genişliğindedir. Gölün en dolu zamanında 166.7 km2 (64,4 sq mi) toplam alanı, yaklaşık 43 m (141 ft) maksimum derinliği vardır. 215 metre (705 ft) ve deniz seviyesinin altında 209 metre (686 ft) arasındaki seviyelerde, yeryüzündeki en alçak tatlı su gölü ve Ölü Deniz’den sonra (ki o bir tuzlu göldür) genelde en alçak ikinci göldür. Onun ana kaynağı kuzeyden güneye bunun içinden akan Ürdün Nehri olmasına rağmen göl yeraltı suları tarafından da kısmen beslenir.
1964 yılında kurulan İsrail’in Ulusal Su Taşıyıcısı, İsrail nüfus merkezleri için gölden su taşır ve ülkenin içme suyunun çoğunun kaynağıdır. Artan su talebi ve kuru kışlar göl üzerinde strese ve azalan su hattının zaman zaman tehlikeli düşük seviyelerine yol açtı. Celile Gölü altındaki şimdilik tatlı su ağırlığıyla kontrol altında tutulan tuzlu su kaynakları sayesinde dönülemez olarak tuzlu olma riski altındadır. İsrail hükümeti, gölün su seviyesini izler ve günlük sonuçları açıklar.
Kinneret Bot günlük göl seviyelerini tvitler ve bu fotoğraf çekildiği zaman 24 Mayıs 2014 tarihinde, tvitledi ki "dünden beri Kinneret yüksekliği 1 cm kadar, -211.22 m’ye, geçen yıl bu zamanlardakinin 126cm altına düştü."
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emka (80034) 2014-07-04 23:31
Hello Murat, Interesting monument of the Galilee Lake. Nice that there is fine weather and the water is so blue in the lake and in the image. have a beautiful weekend
ikeharel (58275) 2014-07-05 0:43
Beautifully taken and well explained about the Kineret, Murat.
It holds the one and only big water reservoir in Israel, and most importent to monitor it's level. During winter it must fill-up from rain pouring all over the Galilie and the Golan-heights - than right after summer you may realize how quickly it loses water.
Fine document, and superbly taken photo.
Enjoy your weekend,
seres76 (976) 2014-07-05 0:51
Yine muhtesem hikayelerle muhtesem kareler...
Nicou (123350) 2014-07-05 0:55
géniale compo et image de cette balance superbe vue et compo quel brillant quel vue au-travers avec le beau ciel très original.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (140110) 2014-07-05 1:15
On these way I am also on vacation, when I follow your pictures.
These picture is again excellent taken, with the small heart of Hassan and Walea on the statue.
Also a lovely panorama image in background.
Nice colours and excellent presentation.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture wonderful.
Composition and presentation are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
timecapturer (49286) 2014-07-05 3:43
a fascinating shot and commentary. It looks like an idyllic place and because of its religious significance an inspiring place to spend an hour or two. Global warming is impacting hard on us all now, I fear.
Enjoy the weekend - B.
serp2000 (40400) 2014-07-05 4:29
It's just an eye-catching picture, so this clear blue sky makes this photo very attractive. I remember I was surprised with this fact: this small country has got 4 seas ;) Good and very informative note.
I have forwarded your message to NYC.
All the best wishes,
jcpix (13688) 2014-07-05 11:04
Very interesting facts about this lake, I would have never guess the fresh water to be threatened by underlying salt water...both an intriguing and learned picture. We can clearly witness the dropped levels in Lake Mead by the varied coloration of shoreline...which is increasingly expanding due to the lack of water. It's kind of scary realism!?
I like this idea and display to showcase the water levels for everyone to see at a glance. The shiny surface with the lake "hole' makes for a nice window beyond. And as far as my tastes are concerned, particularly like the amount of blue color in this image. :) Hard to believe people would go and tag this structure. Happens everywhere unfortunately. Enjoy the rest of your day. Have a good one.
marabu61 (8593) 2014-07-05 12:57
Intriguing sculpture here on the shores of lake Tiberias. I remember when I was there in the early 80ties (I was actually working in Tel Aviv at the time), Tiberias was a calm backwater, the only foreigner to be seen where the blue helmets from the UN.
have a great sunday
arnie (1803) 2014-07-06 5:29
Interesting monument, good POV. Interesting notes.
A great strain on environment to keep taking the water to quench the thirst of the population.
resat1972 (7362) 2014-07-06 8:27
enteresan bir yapı,
foto ayrı güzel
abmdsudi (43754) 2014-07-07 15:25
The vertical format is appropriate, I like this as you offer a straight shooting point for you to be able to bring out the detail of the structure remarkably. This really brings out a great exposure and sharp in focus on the subject matter whilst the deep blue background also contributes to making this photo quite striking and inclusion of people is a real bonus. An intriguing capture, Congrats.
jmdias (56219) 2014-07-08 15:41
interesting monument, when I saw the image I understood it was the shapes of the lake. I hope they found a nice solution to preserve this marvelous piece of nature and so full of meaning for mankind. nice photo with the lake ahead.
fotka (3565) 2014-07-11 5:53
Interesting monument in the shape of the Sea of Galilee. Your note is very educated about this place. Well done with perfect colors, light and sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,
nikkitta (14858) 2014-07-19 15:05
A bit late but with time to read your note and enjoy the well taken capture
Like the monument and also see a graffiti of love in it, given the human touch
Water is and I am afraid will be a problem
Well done, enjoy WE
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (14137)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-24
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z980, JPEG Fine
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-04 17:57