Venice canals almost run dry just two months after flooding

Posted: January 12, 2020 by oldbrew in Natural Variation, News, Tides, weather
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Low tide in Venice


This so-called man-made climate change thing must be a versatile beast, if it exists outside of myths. Wednesday’s rare super blue blood moon gets some of the blame here, but recent low rainfall also played a part.

Although the water levels in the city’s famous canals rise and fall with the tide, exceptionally low tides have left canals bare, reports Sky News.

Two months ago the high tide in Venice peaked at 187cm (6.14ft), leaving around 70% of the lagoon city centre under salt water.

The flooding left the water level at its highest in more than 50 years and there was a race against time to prevent precious artworks being lost.

But at high tide on Saturday the city was a very different sight, with its famous gondolas and boats almost beached at the bottom of canals.

Hotel bookings in the city reportedly dropped by 40% following November’s flooding, the worst since 1966, which left visitors wading through water.

Full report here.

Comments
  1. franktrades says:

    “The flooding left the water level at its highest in more than 50 years”. 50 years? That’s nothing.

  2. oldbrew says:

    A rare event is hardly ‘climate change’. What *usually* happens is the climate in any given region.

  3. BoyfromTottenham says:

    Don’t journalists know the reason we have tides is the gravitational effect of the moon and planets? Apparently not – everything must be caused by ‘climate change’. Duh.

    BTW – a minor typo?
    ‘But at high (LOW?) tide on Saturday the city was a very different sight, with its famous gondolas and boats almost beached at the bottom of canals.’

  4. Ha, any flimsy excuse to blame nonexistent man made Climate Change; AKA Global Warming or in the 70s impending Ice Age, etc. Or some call it “Gore-bull” warming or just a scheme to take control the economy.
    Take your Pick!

  5. oldbrew says:

    Similar event in December 2015…

    Freak Low Water Levels in Venice, Italy, Cause Problems
    Dec. 30, 2015

    The canals of Venice are experiencing their lowest water levels on record as a result of low rainfall, low tides and poor maintenance.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/video/freak-low-water-levels-in-venice-italy-cause-problems-593347651990
    – – –
    Alarmists want to headline unusually high tides and ignore unusually low ones, aka propaganda.

  6. scottmc37 says:

    The problem of high water goes back at least 1000 years(documented), its the triangular shape of the Andrien sea and the prevailing winds blowing the water higher…

  7. scottmc37 says:

    Oops meant the Adriatic Sea

  8. oldbrew says:

    Sea level rise must be on a winter break.

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