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'Acqua Alta' Flooding Returns To Venice, Leaves Tourists Wading

VENICE, ITALY - OCTOBER 07:  A tourist walks with his luggage along Saint Mark's Square during the first 'Acqua Alta' of the season on October 7, 2013 in Venice, Italy. The high tide, or acqua alta as it is locally known, is a natural event most commonly affecting the city during Autumn and Winter.  (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - OCTOBER 07: A tourist walks with his luggage along Saint Mark's Square during the first 'Acqua Alta' of the season on October 7, 2013 in Venice, Italy. The high tide, or acqua alta as it is locally known, is a natural event most commonly affecting the city during Autumn and Winter. (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)

It's baaack. Acqua alta -- the flooding caused by high tide and crazy winds in the fall and winter -- visited the streets of Venice, Italy for the first time this season.

St. Mark's Square and the surrounding walkways have become a wild water park for locals and those ever-Instagramming tourists, who don rain boots and walk on temporary bridges to avoid the water.

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Scroll through the slideshow below to witness last fall's even crazier acqua alta action!

Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy