A severe drought and low tide dried out parts of Venice's canals, making it difficult for water taxis and ambulances to get around the city.
The renowned canals in the compact Italian city of Venice are usually threatened by flooding, but now, weeks of dry winter weather have made it impossible for gondolas, water taxis and ambulances to navigate.
Concerns over a "never-ending" severe drought come on the heels of another emergency that heightened last summer, which saw less than half the amount of normal snowfall in the Alpine mountains and caused the country’s rivers and lakes to suffer, Legambiente, an Italian environmental group, said in a statement Monday.
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