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Venice left high and dry

A lack of rainfall and unusual atmospheric pressures have been blamed for the drought that has left some of Venice's canals little more then muddy ditches.
High atmospheric pressure in the upper Adriatic and low pressure in the lower Adriatic has reduced tide levels, meaning evaporating water is not being replaced.The waterways are running at some 70cm below average. The record low, set in 1934, saw a tide 120cm below average.Venice's drought comes less than a month after it experienced unusually high tides that left the city a metre under water.

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