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    Low tides leave Venice canals dry.............

    Low tides leave Venice canals dry. Didn't see that coming.

    LMM

    https://apple.news/AEk0jZOOWTeS77ApTM_fvdg


    Lawnmowerman

    #2
    Wow, must have been a very low tide. Had it happened before? ................................................Ca rol

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      #3
      Hi all
      Bet it stinks...bad enough in summer.
      JC
      C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
      "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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        #4
        Wow.......As we all know, it’s normally the complete opposite.

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          #5
          Wow! Bet that’s a first.
          don't want to work, just want to cruise.

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            #6
            Low tides(and high tides) are regular the extra high/low at full/ and new moon



            it was quite extreme at as it went below the 0 mark but it does it most years multiple times.

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              #7
              I have seen an empty canal, it was sealed off at both ends and a small type of JCB was digging out the thick glutinous silt which was probably more than 4 feet thick and only left just a few feet for water, the canal seemed to be lined with a type of red brick, so maintenance must happen from time to time, there is always a fruit and veg boat shop down one of the canals and the produce always looks first class, I don't know how the Venice sewage system works as I haven’t seen any pipes or sewerage plant or digester, so I wonder if they excavate from time to time and spread the residue onto the mainland vegetable fields

              Ps I have a photo but cannot figure out how to append it, I reduced the image to 1600x1200 pix and it was rejected, I made it very small which spoiled the photo and the system asked for a link address?

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                #8
                I read that in 2015 / 16 they had the lowest tides that left the canals pretty empty, though it does seem to happen every year but to a lesser extent.

                https://veneziaautentica.com/acqua-bassa-venice/

                On our first cruise to Venice we experienced the ‘Acqua Alta’ in the evening and walking across St Marks Sq on duckboards.

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