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INTERESTING Venice is stuck in the mud as tide plummets

 
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INTERESTING Venice is stuck in the mud as tide plummets
Venice is stuck in the mud as tide plummets
By Philip Willan in Venice
Last Updated: 6:17pm GMT 19/02/2008


Gondolas have been left stranded in mud along Venice's Grand Canal after the city witnessed one of its lowest ever tides.


Venice was left high and dry by the very low tide
Ferry companies and private boats had to find new routes around the Italian city when the water level fell to about 30 inches below sea level, the lowest figure recorded for the past 14 years.

Dozens of calls were made to the fire brigade from vessels that had become stuck in the mud, while hopping on and off the vaporetti, or water buses, was made hazardous by the steepness of the wooden piers.

While the long-term survival of Venice is threatened by flooding due to the rising sea level, an entire year has passed without significant high tides.

"This is the season - February and March - when we normally have very low tides, but in recent years they have been lower than ever," said Moreno Padoan, a water-taxi operator waiting for customers near the Rialto Bridge.

"It makes life difficult for us. You have to be careful that your propeller doesn't get stuck. Normally the problem is the high water, so we are not used to this."

He said despite warnings that global warming would melt glaciers and raise the sea level, Venetians had historically faced exceptionally high tides, with many deaths attributed to flooding in the 16th century.



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Re: INTERESTING Venice is stuck in the mud as tide plummets
Funny, tsunami is coming???
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Re: INTERESTING Venice is stuck in the mud as tide plummets
Is there any history of tsunamis in the Mediterranean?
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Re: INTERESTING Venice is stuck in the mud as tide plummets
A volcano avalanche in Sicily 8,000 years ago triggered a devastating tsunami taller than a 10-story building that spread across the entire Mediterranean Sea, slamming into the shores of three continents in only a few hours.

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Re: INTERESTING Venice is stuck in the mud as tide plummets
Pretty interesting. Lots of scary shit going on right now in the world.

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