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Venice Acqua Bassa

I just heard about the low water situation in Venice. Acqua Bassa I didn't know such a thing could happen.

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The BBC news web site has some interesting pictures of the canals with the gondolas grounded, they are not very deep.

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It happens every few years, when there is a really low tide.

When I Googled “acqua bassa” to learn more about the recent event, I had to scroll past articles about acqua bassi in 2017 and 2005 before I found anything about the February 2021 one.

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I don't suppose that MOSE can operate "in reverse" to keep water in the lagoon and city -- ?

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Dick: it's a lagoon that needs to "breath", not a lake. Why blocking a natural event that does no (or little) harm and brings new water in?