Aqua Alta

If you've been watching the news, you know that this past weekend's rains have also fallen on Venice, and connected with maximum tide, have flooded the 90% of the city.  Open Culture reminded me of a video we watched last year, when the Middle Primary Class investigated their community, their history, and how they meet the needs of their inhabitants.

Venice Backstage. How does Venice work? from Insula spa on Vimeo.

There are interesting pictures and videos of this weekend's Aqua Alta at France 24, annd a description of the barriers under construction in the Venice lagoon on Science2.0

Images from the City of Venice's webcams are all visible on this page, and if you want to keep an eye on the water level in Venice, go to this page.