Venice High Water Floods 70% of City

Venice High Water Floods 70% of City

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Venice, Italy. Photograph: © SAF

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Venice’s high water, or “acqua alta”, said to be the sixth highest since 1872, flooded 70% of the city and was high enough to make raised wooden platforms for pedestrians float away. The record high water in Venice – 1.94 metres in 1966 – prompted many residents to abandon the city for new lives on the mainland…

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