Low Water Levels Cause Venice’s Canals To Dry Up

Daily Caller News Foundation logo
Font Size:

Low water levels are causing Venice’s canals to dry up and forcing people to tie their gondolas to wooden posts in the muddy ground, according to a Thursday report.

The historic city is suffering a drawback as water levels keep dwindling to approximately 23 inches lower than normal levels, forcing some canals to shut down gondola rides, reported the Daily Mail.

This is the third year in a row that bizarre weather patterns have severely decreased water levels. The strange phenomenon is due to a combination of low tides caused by the super blue blood moon and lack of rainfall for the popular tourist city, according to the Independent.

Water levels are supposed to return to normal by Friday.

Follow Gabrielle on Twitter

Send tips to

Freedom of Speech Isn’t Free
The Daily Caller News Foundation is working hard to balance out the biased American media. For as little as $3, you can help us. Make a one-time donation to support the quality, independent journalism of TheDCNF. We’re not dependent on commercial or political support and we do not accept any government funding.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact