Newport Beach Gets Improved Flood Protection

December 27th 2023: Newport Beach staff have installed new valves known as tide gates which has enhanced the cities flood protection. The upgrade were installed at Lido Park Drive and Lafayette Avenue ; E Street and Balboa Boulevard; and, K Street and Bay Avenue.

The improvements allow the City’s Utility Department to close the valves on the drainage system to keep bay water from backing up through storm drains and, flooding streets as well as properties. The system has been tested and keep the streets dry after simulating a 6.8 foot king tide.

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