Photographer's Note

The Arno floodway or floodway channel is a drainage canal that part of the Arno River downstream of Pontedera and ends near the Calambrone , on the border between the towns of Livorno and Pisa.

The construction was decided in 1954 following the flood of 1949, at a cost of over 10 billion dollars. The work was not yet complete for the 1966 flood .

The floodway was supposed to have a capacity of 1,400 cubic meters per second, but this magnitude was never reached and currently , since the abandonment in which it was left and the subsequent burial , can not drain more than 400 cubic meters per second . [citation needed] in some channel flow inland waterways Pisa and Livorno , as the stream Tora ( near Mortaiolo ), the Royal Canal and the last part , just before emptying into the Ligurian Sea , the channel Navicelli . ( Wi)

This photo was taken at the end of January after the opening of the canal to rescue the Arno River.
Step over to it and see it every day so ' in the middle is a very rare event .

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  • Copyright: Simona Travaglini (SimoAle) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 82] (646)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-01-29
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/3.0, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-12 6:30
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