Water in Venice – level 3

06-02-2019 15:00

In Italy, heavy rains caused an unusually high tide, and flooding affected parts of Venice’s historic centre.

Water levels reached an estimated 113 centimetres, so most tourists and residents resorted to using wooden platforms to cross St Mark’s Square. Some just walked through the water in rubber boots.

Sixteen percent of the city was affected.

Difficult words: tide (high tide is when water moves towards the land, low tide is when it moves away from land), flooding (too much water), resort to (do something because of a situation).

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