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Stranded gondolas: in Venice, the canals are shallow again

Date: April 21, 2024 Time: 01:58:12

The level of water fall marked the first “anti-record” of this year in 60 centimeters

Photo: REUTERS

In recent years, the climate of the world’s most famous city on water, Venice, literally “goes to the ground.” The element advances, flooding the few terrestrial arteries of the city, or recedes, exposing the bottom of the Venetian canals.

But still, the main problem of the “Italian pearl” is not at all floods, which, at the very least, have learned to regulate a complex system of dams.

Currently, the capital of the Veneto region is battling the effects of an ongoing anticyclone and drought that is causing great concern across northern Italy. For example, this winter in the Alps not enough snow has accumulated, which threatens not only to disrupt the upcoming ski season, but also serious problems for the unique mountain ecosystem.

The element either advances, flooding the few terrestrial arteries of the city, or recedes, exposing the bottom of the Venetian canals.

Photo: REUTERS

And last Sunday in Venice, the first “anti-record” of this year was recorded: the water level dropped 60 centimeters. And the point here is not even that numerous tourists will not be able to appreciate the beauties, and gondoliers, forced to abandon their ships, will lose their earnings.

In Venice, the canals have become shallow again

Photo: REUTERS

Many secondary water arteries became completely shallow, and on the Grand Canal, the main “highway” of the city, the banks were exposed, and now the Venetians faced a real problem. A boat or boat is often the only way to get anywhere or deliver groceries. In addition, during the period of strong low tides, an extremely unpleasant smell from silt deposits spreads throughout the city.

However, as meteorologists and climatologists say, the biggest contribution to the current record low tide was not the drought, but the anticyclone, which resulted in abnormally high atmospheric pressure, and the full moon. Thus, the city will soon return to its usual rhythm and its guests will once again be able to enjoy romantic walks along the legendary canals, experts assure the public.

The level of water fall marked the first “anti-record” of this year in 60 centimeters

Photo: REUTERS

In turn, the authorities of Venice are also trying to find something positive in the current situation: the time of drought presents them with an ideal opportunity to restore order and remove the garbage accumulated there from the bottom of the waterways.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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