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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Canals Overflow; Tide and Tidal Gates


Water was high enough in the canals to approach the sidewalks.

Flooding hit the Venice historic canals Thursday evening but did subside without doing any damage.

By Darryl DuFay

Note:  Darryl Dufay who writes Voice of the Canals had the following summary.

The normal water level in the Venice Canals has been restored.

On Thursday starting after 6:00 p.m., there were problems at the two tidal gates, which control the water level in the canals.

The master tidal gate at the Marina del Rey jetty, which controls the water coming into the canals, had a malfunction of their automated system, resulting in their gates being open. The gates at Washington Blvd. were open in anticipation of a 4.2 tide for 8:13 this morning, which depended on the proper functioning of the jetty gate.  Those problems are currently being carefully taken care of.

The high water situation was rectified by normal tidal flows. At 7:00 p.m, a maximum six foot high tide was reached. By 8:30, last night the water was draining back to the Pacific Ocean and the water level fell by over one foot.

Mariposa Horticulture immediately sent out a crew when notified of the high water level.

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