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The barriers of Venice

Storm surge barriers can protect against coastal flooding. Observations from the Venice Lagoon in Italy show that the operation of these types of barriers must be carefully tuned to avoid inhibiting sedimentation and compromising marsh resilience to sea-level rise.

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Leonardi, N. The barriers of Venice. Nat. Geosci. 14, 881–882 (2021).

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