December 8th local time, Venice, Italy, was hit by high water levels, and many areas of the city were flooded.
The “Moshe Project”, which has successfully blocked the invasion of seawater on many occasions, failed to work due to the lack of response.
Venice Mayor Brugnano said that a sudden strong wind that morning, a series of accidental factors caused the water level to rise, which may reach a maximum of 1.45 meters, and the “Moses Project” has not moved.
In response, the person in charge of the project explained that the whole system is still in the trial operation stage, and will only be activated when the high water level forecast of more than 1.3 meters is received in advance.
The high tide incident suddenly occurred, and there was no warning until the morning of the same day. Moreover, it takes a series of preparations to start the water gate. “It’s not as simple as pressing the switch. .”
According to the forecast of the Venice Wave Forecast and Monitoring Center on the 8th, the highest water level may reach 1.35 meters in the next three days.
Mayor Brugnano revealed that the “Project Moses” would be launched that night to withstand the arrival of the next wave of high tide.