Why are the canals in Venice drying up? End-shutdown

Can you imagine Venice without its iconic waters? After a winter of little snow and rain, a record low tide of -62 centimeters above mean sea level has emptied some of the ancient city’s 150 canals. This has stranded some boats and gondolas and has complicated essential and emergency services.

Last summer, northern Italy announced a state of emergency after the region’s rivers and lakes faced the most severe drought in more than 70 years.

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