Seawater Injections Could Lift Venice 12 Inches ?

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Acqua alta, Venezia. Photo source: ©© Roberto Trm

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Want to save sinking Venice from rising seas? Fight water with water, a new plan suggests.

Injecting billions of gallons of seawater could “inflate” porous sediments under the canal-crossed city, causing the Italian city to rise by as much as a foot (about 30 centimeters), scientists say.

Known to Venetians as the acqua alta, or “high water,” flooding driven by high tides submerges the lowest 14 percent of the Italian destination four times a year, on average.

And it’s only getting worse…

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Acqua alta, Venezia. Photo source: ©© Roberto Trm