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Low tides have left Venice’s canals dry, with water levels dropping to -18 inches from a 19 inch average, months after heavy flooding.
The city is currently meant to be experiencing the season of ‘acqua alta’, Italian for ‘high water’ which occurs from October to March.
However, local reports described the tides of ‘acqua bassa,’ or low water with images showing the city’s iconic gondalas beached highlighting the extent of the water loss.
<img src="https://static2.businessinsider.com/image/603b717813b221001876abc0-2400/2021-02-26T164358Z1161862418RC2G0M9MT65LRTRMADP3ITALY-WEATHER.JPG" border="0" alt="Venice Low Tide" data-mce-source="Manuel Silvestri/Reuters" data-mce-caption="Gondolas are seen in a canal during an exceptionally low tide in Venice, Italy on February read more ⇒