In Venice, tested new flood protection




The 1.5 km long Mose dam system, consisting of 78 mobile locks, is installed in Venice, which is suffering from severe flooding. This was reported by the British BBC television and radio Corporation.





The airlocks create four protective barriers, two of which are in the Lido area, one each in Malamocco and Chioggia.

In the event of very high tide, compressed air enters the 78 sluice gates and releases them from the water, so they rise and block the tide entering the Venetian lagoon.

On Friday, July 10, the system was tested, which lasted 90 minutes. According to representatives of the city hall, The airlocks can be deployed within half an hour. Elisabetta Spitz, who supervised the project, said that the tests will continue for another 18 months.

Recall that about a fourth of Venice was flooded due to an abnormal tide in June. The water level in the city reached 116 cm in some places. Also, water flooded the “business card of Venice” — St. Mark's square.

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