In the framework of Mo.S.E. project for the protection of Venice against exceptional high tides, the development of Treporti (Lido’s inlet) and Ca’ Roman (Chioggia’s inlet) harbours in the Venice Lagoon required the realization of two provisional sea basins (cofferdams) which have been drained to provide access to the building sites, positioned below the sea level. The dewatering systems installed on the perimeter of the basins, which have been active since 2006 in Punta Sabbioni and since 2008 in Ca’ Roman, permitted to dry up the cofferdams, where the concrete lodging caissons of mobile barriers are to be built. Two groundwater monitoring systems have been emplaced to measure hydraulic heads in the first and second aquifer levels, in order to monitor the effects of the dewatering systems in the proximity of the constructions sites. The monitoring network is composed of more than twenty piezometers intercepting both aquifer layers in Punta Sabbioni and two in Ca’ Roman. The monitoring systems were emplaced in order to discriminate between the effects of natural driving forces (rainfall, atmospheric pressure, tidal oscillations) from the anthropogenic ones (construction and dewatering of the cofferdam). The effects of construction works on the first phreatic aquifer have been highlighted by shallow piezometers. The measurements indicate a partial isolation of this groundwater body from the sea with a consequent increase in the hydraulic head and a decrease in the groundwater salinity. The deep piezometers next to the cofferdam showed instead a decrease of hydraulic head due to dewatering operations.

Monitoring plan of MOSE building sites (Venezia): the hydrogeologic situation around the building sites / Casasso A; Sethi R; Di Molfetta A. - STAMPA. - 7:(2011), pp. 217-226.

Monitoring plan of MOSE building sites (Venezia): the hydrogeologic situation around the building sites.

CASASSO, ALESSANDRO;SETHI, RAJANDREA;DI MOLFETTA, Antonio
2011

Abstract

In the framework of Mo.S.E. project for the protection of Venice against exceptional high tides, the development of Treporti (Lido’s inlet) and Ca’ Roman (Chioggia’s inlet) harbours in the Venice Lagoon required the realization of two provisional sea basins (cofferdams) which have been drained to provide access to the building sites, positioned below the sea level. The dewatering systems installed on the perimeter of the basins, which have been active since 2006 in Punta Sabbioni and since 2008 in Ca’ Roman, permitted to dry up the cofferdams, where the concrete lodging caissons of mobile barriers are to be built. Two groundwater monitoring systems have been emplaced to measure hydraulic heads in the first and second aquifer levels, in order to monitor the effects of the dewatering systems in the proximity of the constructions sites. The monitoring network is composed of more than twenty piezometers intercepting both aquifer layers in Punta Sabbioni and two in Ca’ Roman. The monitoring systems were emplaced in order to discriminate between the effects of natural driving forces (rainfall, atmospheric pressure, tidal oscillations) from the anthropogenic ones (construction and dewatering of the cofferdam). The effects of construction works on the first phreatic aquifer have been highlighted by shallow piezometers. The measurements indicate a partial isolation of this groundwater body from the sea with a consequent increase in the hydraulic head and a decrease in the groundwater salinity. The deep piezometers next to the cofferdam showed instead a decrease of hydraulic head due to dewatering operations.
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