Flooding is common this time of year and Thursday's level that reached a peak of 55 inches (140 centimeters) was below the 63 inches (160 centimeters) recorded four years ago in the worst flooding in decades.
Below, a collection of Reuters photos from this year's flood season:
This isn't the first year that Venice residents and tourists have adapted to seasonal high tide. Below, some images from past years.
a raised platform inSt. Mark's Square on Nov. 26, 2010. (Manuel Silvestri/Reuters)
The region’s “chemical genies” of the early 20th century were heralded as reaching into the future to create a more abundant life for all. Instead, they deprived future generations of their health and well-being.