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Rupert

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flooding in Italy
« on: May 19, 2023, 05:27:29 AM »
It seems only yesterday that I was reading about how the River Po in Italy had dropped to dangerous levels, and how the Grape harvest (amongst others) was being destroyed through a lack of water.  (2 months ago)
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/feb/17/italy-faces-another-year-severe-drought-little-winter-rain-snow-po-river

now Northern Italy is being deluged with water.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/may/18/italy-worst-flooding-in-100-years-emilia-romagna

But still :
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/151324/a-deluge-in-italy

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The Emilia-Romagna region has been undergoing severe drought. Last summer brought low rainfall, higher-than-average temperatures, and critical water shortages. The level of the nearby Po River, which dropped to concerning levels in the summer of 2022, swelled by 1.5 meters (5 feet) in this rain event. However, for the second year in a row, the amount of water available from snowpack in the Po basin is well below average.

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