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Il progetto "MOSE" nasce .....adesso in faraonica esecuzione da tempo.
Da Sabbioni e Tre porti ..di fronte a Torcello fino al Lido ...e poi dal Lido a Chioggia si stanno posizionando una serie di chiuse basculanti a "dondolo" per evitare il fenomeno di marea in laguna ..che produce quello pi¨ noto di "acqua alta"
conosciutissimo perchÚ allaga gli abitati (in TV sempre e solo Piazza san Marco)

MOSE does not exist in isolation. It is part of a General Plan of Interventions to safeguard Venice and the lagoon commenced in 1987 by the Ministry of Infrastructure through the Venice Water Authority (the Ministry's operational arm in the lagoon) and the concessionary, the Consorzio Venezia Nuova. The measures already completed or underway along the coastline and in the lagoon are the most important environmental defence, restoration and improvement programme ever implemented by the Italian State.
In parallel with work to construct MOSE, the Venice Water Authority and the Venice Local Authority are raising quaysides and paving in the city to protect built-up areas in the lagoon from medium high tides below 110 cm, the height at which the mobile barriers will come into operation. These measures are extremely complex, particularly in urban contexts such as Venice and Chioggia where the raising must take account of the delicate architectural and monumental context.
The measures to improve the lagoon environment are aimed at slowing down degradation of the morphological structures caused by subsidence, eustatism and erosion resulting from wave motion and wash. Work is being carried out throughout the lagoon basin to protect, reconstruct and renaturalise salt marshes, mudflats and shallows, restore the environment of the smaller islands and dredge lagoon canals and channels.
Important activities are also underway in the industrial area of Porto Marghera at the edge of the central lagoon to oppose pollution by securing islands formerly used as dumps, consolidating and sealing the industrial canals and removing polluted sediments.

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