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Dec. 30, 1982: Christopher and Brandon Lisk paddle down 20th Street near Balboa Boulevard in Newport Beach as high tides of 7.7 feet made Newport Bay a bit larger than usual. This photo was published in the Dec. 31, 1982 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thomas Kelsey / Los Angeles Times

Dec. 29, 1978: Youngsters paddle about 36th and Marcus Streets in Newport Beach after seven foot high tide flooded parts of the pennisula and island. This photo was published in the Dec. 30, 1978 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cliff Otto / Los Angeles Times

Nov. 30, 1982: Mike Toerge paddles his surfboard past a flooded car in the middle of River Avenue in Newport Beach after Tuesday morning’s usually high tide brought water up into beachfront houses. This photo appeared in the Dec. 1, 1982 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thomas Kelsey / Los Angeles Times

Dec. 11, 1981: Gary Hinds, 26, in front, and Chris Edgecombe, 36, and their dog Button paddle up River Ave. in Newport Beach during one of the highest tides in years. This photo was published in the Dec. 12, 1981 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tom Kelsey / Los Angeles Times

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Enjoying Newport Beach high tides [updated]

Dec. 30, 1982: Christopher, 5, in bow, and Brandon Lisk, 14, paddle down 20th Street near Balboa Boulevard in Newport Beach as high tides of 7.7 feet made Newport Bay, in background, a bit larger than usual.

This picture by staff photographer Thomas Kelsey accompanied a story in the Dec. 31, 1982, Los Angeles Times:

In Newport Beach, the Harbor Patrol said high tides are expected to peak at a height of 7 feet, 1 inch at 9 a.m. today.

High tides that rolled onto the Newport Beach coastline Thursday forced the partial closing of Balboa Avenue for a short time and sandbags were placed at strategic locations.

However, Newport Beach police said the tidal flooding, which occurs at infrequent intervals, caused no substantial damage.

On Aug. 25, 2016, I updated this post with three additional photos of Newport Beach street flooding.

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