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DOOM: Flood waters submerge the historic city of Venice!

 
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DOOM: Flood waters submerge the historic city of Venice!
Global Warming or Planet or Solar System Changes?
Any inside information welcome..?

Venice has been hit with its worst flooding in more than 20 years, leaving much of the city canal criss-crossed submerged and forcing residents and tourists to wade through knee-high water toward dry ground.

City officials reported the sea level topped 156 centimeters (61) inches on Monday. The flood mark is 110 centimeters (40 inches).

Photographs from the flooded area showed people wading through deep water covering the famed Piazza San Marco –St. Mark’s Square – which is the city’s lowest point. Other photographs showed city workers struggling to build elevated wooden walkways to aid people trying to evacuate flooded areas.

The floods were sparked after heavy rains and strong winds lashed the lagoon city, pushing sea levels to their highest point in 22 years.

Ferry and water taxi services were suspended and the Venice mayor was urging people to stay indoors.

The Centro Maree, which forecasts water levels, reported sea levels in the Adriatic rose 1.56 meters (5.1 ft) – a level not seen since 1986.

The Piazza San Marco was under almost 3 feet of water at one point, before levels receded, the news agency ANSA reported. Previous highs include 1.58 meters in 1986 and 1.66 meters in 1979, the news agency said.

Venice has long battled flooding problems, and has long weather stories that the city itself is sinking. A United Nations group warned the city in 2007 that it was at risk for more serious floods, due to rising sea levels caused by climate change.

According to that group, Venice water levels would permanently rise by 54 centimeters in the city by the year 2100.
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12/02/2008 05:41 AM
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That's fucked up!
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12/02/2008 06:00 AM
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Dat shit is so crazy though. What the fuck is going on!
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12/02/2008 06:04 AM
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Re: DOOM: Flood waters submerge the historic city of Venice!
Does anyone actually know what caused this freak event?

Alot of DOOM going on now.
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12/02/2008 06:29 AM
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dis some crazy shit though the city all under water and shit. wtf is goin on!
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12/02/2008 06:33 AM
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Re: DOOM: Flood waters submerge the historic city of Venice!
Global Warming is real ! It is caused by man and anyone who doesn't beleive that is in denial. Probably because their making money selling useless crap.

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Take it easy. Venice floods like that occasionally. Has been doing it for centuries.
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Re: DOOM: Flood waters submerge the historic city of Venice!
Does anyone actually know what caused this freak event?

Alot of DOOM going on now.
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nobody is saying but it seems a lot of water fell down to the end of the adriatic sea
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12/02/2008 07:13 AM
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State of emergency declared.
2 meters of water expected for today.
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12/02/2008 10:23 AM
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Re: DOOM: Flood waters submerge the historic city of Venice!
Take it easy. Venice floods like that occasionally. Has been doing it for centuries.
 Quoting: Apocalypse Troll


The Venice area for centuries has pumped it's water needs from the auqifer UNDERNEATH Venice area at a rate higher than it's replenishment rate. Voila ... the city has BEEN SINKING as the water has been removed for at least the last 150 years. I forget the total drop since 1850, but somehow 1.5 meters sticks in my mind.

Back after the great floods in the 70's and 80's there were discussions of building an aqueduct to bring in water from the interior of Italy to service the Venice area (it is actually a heavy industrial area on the mainland side, so the amount of water required is tremendous), but I don't know what became of that plan.

There has also been a discussion of building a dam structure at the entrance to the lagoon so that when the Adriatic Sea rises (due to winds and storms) the lagoon can be separated from the Sea and kept at a lower level than the Sea itself (London is already building/built such a structure to keep the Thames from flooding due to sea surges).

The Italians like to talk alot ... but actual action when it comes to large infrastructure projects is definitely not of the German variety.

Until the Ground Water Drawdown and the blocking of the Adriatic Sea projects are completed look for major Venice Flooding every 15 to 20 years.
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Global Warming is real ! It is caused by man and anyone who doesn't beleive that is in denial. Probably because their making money selling useless crap.
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hehe, that was funny!:-)

Good Joke!!
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Re: DOOM: Flood waters submerge the historic city of Venice!
Take it easy. Venice floods like that occasionally. Has been doing it for centuries.
 Quoting: Apocalypse Troll

It's a well know fact that Venice will probably submerge sooner or later.

The only way to avoid (delay?) it is by construction of large dams around the city. I believe I read about a great project ($30 billion) that should be implemented in the next years/decades.

It's a cronic problem though.
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Blaming Global warming is hysterically funny.

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