Is venice sinking or is the water rising?

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Israel Franecki asked a question: Is venice sinking or is the water rising?
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Date created: Thu, Sep 9, 2021 7:21 PM
Date updated: Sat, Jun 25, 2022 12:29 AM

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Is Venice Sinking or is the Water Rising? Venice, Italy is literally sinking. It has always experienced flooding from acqua alta (exceptionally high tides) but the frequency of such events has increased.

Venice, Italy, is sinking at the alarming rate of 1 millimeter per year. Not only is it sinking, but it is also tilting to the east and battling against flooding and rising sea levels. Venice is in northeast Italy and was built on top of sediments from the Po River.

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