Alert for Venice: 'Torna l'acqua alta'

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The water should raise to the level of almost 1.3 meters, according to the ARPAV's (Agency for the prevention and protection areas)

 

'Every year the same news about one of the most beautiful cities in the world and open-air museum overwhelmed by more than a meter of water from the lagoon blast-off in almost all parts of the city. Most often they are under attack precisely the lowest and most visited parts (the city is divided into six parts) of San Marco, Castello and Dorsoduro, where tourists mostly remain. Bad weather, which was announced, prepares the residents of Venice, in particular, traders and caterers on "red alert". The water should raise to the level of almost 1.3 meters, according to the ARPAV's (Agency for the prevention and protection areas)

The project is the construction of a dam that would control ingress of water into the lagoon, a symbolic name Moses, delayed due to a series of scandals that accompanied it, and even the former mayor paid armchair involvement in a corruption scandal.

Venice is divided between caring whether Moses to save the city from the penetration of high water or will destroy the flora and fauna in a protected lagoon. As many as 12 million tourists a year visit the city suspended in time, a high tide, one which is more than a meter recorded, and four to five times a year.

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