How Deep Are the Canals of Venice, Italy?

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The city of Venice, Italy is home to more than 200 interconnected canals, including the famous Grand Canal, which has an average depth of around 17 feet. The other smaller canals around the city are usually slightly shallower, with depths ranging from 10 to 15 feet.

The canals of Venice are by far the city’s most famous feature, but worryingly the city has slowly been sinking into the water and many people fear it will eventually become entirely flooded. In fact, floods are becoming an increasingly common problem for the city and some areas have been left uninhabitable due to the rising waters.