WATCH | Can Venice be saved from the floods?

While floods aren't anything new for Venice, the prolonged current deluge has reached new levels, heavily damaging St Mark's Basilica and several palaces.

Local residents are upset that a hugely-expensive flood-control system that was begun 17 years ago is still not complete.

What can be done to save the iconic city?

WATCH: Venice historic sights under threat as worst flood in 50 years hits city

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