Julia took note of the water level every day until she could see the submerged windows of the buildings getting closer to the surface. She would have been able to look inside but the canals were so full of fish it was difficult to see through. Whenever she looked at the water she saw fish coming out of the water, as if it was only inches deep. She knew the canals were thirty to a hundred feet deep in different areas of the city and certainly there was room enough for all the fish to swim even if the water level decreased by seven or eight feet. She thought she would investigate more and Gaia pressed her to swim in the canals and use the opportunity to give a good look inside the buildings.
It is dangerous if we are not fast enough, said Julia.
We shall be fast, said Gaia.