King Tides at Rose Creek Tidal Salt Marsh
January 11, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Join the Friends of Rose Creek as we take part in the California King Tides Project at the Rose Creek Salt Marsh and Estuary
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The California King Tides Project helps people visualize future sea level by observing the highest high tides of today. You can help by taking and sharing photos of the shoreline during King Tides to create a record of the changes to our coast from sea level rise.
King Tides themselves are not caused by sea level rise, but allow us to experience what higher sea level will be like. King Tides are the highest high tides of the year, about a foot or two higher than usual, which is what we expect to see during the next few decades. When you observe the King Tides, imagine seeing these tides (and the associated flooded streets, beaches, and wetlands) every day. Understanding what a King Tide looks like today will help us plan for sea level rise in the future.
We’ll meet in the Faculty Parking Lot of Mission Bay High School (the parking lot overlooking the creek at the east side of campus). Then we will document the level of tides from the Mike Gotch Bridge to Garnet Avenue and beyond. Bring cameras and/or smart phones and tablets capable of taking images. To set up the app on your device ahead of time, click here for instructions.
We will have trained volunteers to help you upload images via a computer as well. Please bring your camera’s cable with a USB plug and we’ll upload photos at the event.
Join teams of citizen scientists who are creating data to help us all plan for Sea Level Rise. For more information about the California King Tide Project website.