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Northern Italy Has Declared A Drought Emergency: Latest Updates!!!

Northern Italy Updates: The drought brought on by a lack of rain and soaring heat prompted the Italian government to declare a state of emergency in five areas on Monday.

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Italy is sending $37.5 million in relief money to the Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Piedmont, and Veneto regions in order to assist the areas that have been particularly hard impacted.

According to research by the Po River District Basin Authority, this water crisis for the Po basin is the worst to have occurred in the previous 70 years, the announcement by Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Thursday read in a translation.

The Tiber River, which flows through Rome and central Italy and can be seen in the image above flowing beneath the renowned Vittorio Emanuele II bridge, is likewise running at extremely low levels.

According to data from the European Commission, the Po River flows eastward through the country’s northern region from the Pian del Re of Monte Viso to the Adriatic Sea close to Venice.

The basin of this river, which is the longest in Italy, is home to 17 million people, or one-third of the country’s total population.
According to draghi, the three-year drought and the rising temperatures are to blame for the crisis

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THE CAUSES OF THE CURRENT WATER ISSUE FALL INTO TWO CATEGORIES:

“The three-year rainfall drought is the first. Rainfall has been insufficient, not just this year but also in the years before it, “On Thursday, Draghi noted.
There is no denying that climate change is having an impact; the general increase in temperatures is obviously a factor.
Additionally, Italy is losing water from the Po River due to “structural factors,” or “poor maintenance of the basins and network,” as Draghi put it. “This explains why there is a disproportionately large amount of leakage and water loss in Italy: we’re talking about 30 percent or more,” Draghi added. The total is 3% in Israel and 5% – 8% in other European countries, to give you an idea. To handle this emergency at hand, unquestionably, an emergency plan is required.”

IMPORTANT AREAS FOR AGRICULTURE AND CATTLE ARE THE DRAINAGE BASINS AROUND THE PO RIVER:

According to data from the European Commission, the region is home to 65% of the country’s pig population, or 6 million animals, and more than half of the country’s cow population, or 3.1 million animals.
According to a statement released on Sunday by Coldiretti, an agricultural group in the European Union, the drought has decimated Italy’s rice crop, eradicating 30% of the entire harvest.
The industry is suffering particularly because it had already reduced seed planting by 10,000 hectares as a result of a “historic spike in manufacturing costs” brought on by the conflict in Ukraine, according to Coldiretti.

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