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King Tides

Monday, December 10th, 2012

The California King Tides Initiative encourages members of the public to go photograph shorelines in their local community during the highest tides of the winter. These high tides, combined with winter storm surge and runoff, can show us how the coast may look after future sea level rise. The king tide dates for this year are: December 12th-14th, January 9th-11th, and February 7th-9th. This is a great way to participate in citizen science in your community; so go take some photos!

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California King Tides Initiative: Glimpses into the Future of Rising Sea Levels

Monday, January 9th, 2012

King Tides are the highest predicted high tides of the year.  Combined with winter storm events, these high water levels can show us how rising sea levels due to climate change might impact our communities in the future.  The California King Tides Initiative is inviting the public to shoot (from a safe distance) and share photos online using social media to build a living record of current and future coastal areas vulnerable to inundation.   Marina Psaros from the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve discusses how these photographs help us visualize the future impacts from sea level rise in your local community and all along the California coastline.
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