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In Venice, the canals became shallow – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Date: June 17, 2024 Time: 18:53:58

As Il Gazzettino pointed out, on Monday, February 20, the water level dropped 70 centimeters below normal. Several channels became shallow, somewhere even a muddy bottom was exposed. The foundations of houses and palaces on the Grand Canal, the deepest in Venice, became visible.

According to experts, a number of factors led to this state of affairs. “We are in a situation of water scarcity that has been increasing since the winter of 2020-2021,” said climate expert Massimiliano Paschi from the Italian research institute CNR, quoted by Corriere della Sera.

In July last year, Italy faced its worst drought in 70 years and a state of emergency was declared in several areas. The consequences are still being felt. The Po River, the longest in the country, has 61 percent less water than usual at this time of year. According to Pasca, to restore the previous water level it is necessary for it to rain for 50 days.

In addition to the drought, the current situation in Venice was influenced by the anticyclone, which covered a significant part of Europe. In addition, some of the water delays the barrier, which was created to control flooding.

It’s worth noting that winter drought is not uncommon, but usually not that severe. The situation worsened only in 1934, when the water level dropped by 121 centimeters, and in 1989, when a decrease of 92 centimeters was recorded.

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