King Tides at the Rose Creek Salt Marsh

November 15, 2020 - 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Pacific Beach

King tides posterJoin the Friends of Rose Creek as we document the King Tides. Today’s high tide will take place at ~ 8:20 a.m. and be a 7.2 high.

The highest high tides come to California during the winter months when they combine with the winter storm season. The term “King Tide” describes an especially high winter tide when the sun, the Earth, and the moon all line up.

The California King Tides Project helps us visualize future sea level by observing the highest high tides of today and how those tides interact with our coastal infrastructure, recreation areas, and ecosystems.

Participants in the King Tides Project take photos of these highest of high tides and upload them on the King Tides website

Participants can also share photos and video on social media using #kingtides. These photos help document current flood risk, visualize the impacts of future sea level rise, ground-truth climate change models, and serve as a living record of change for future generations. The photos may be used in presentations, exhibitions, websites, and publications; for research and planning; and by students and educators learning about our world.

The Friends of Rose Creek will help you set up the app on your phone if you haven’t done it ahead of time and take us to places where we can document the King Tide.

Masks and social distancing required. Ten people maximum. If we have more than ten people show up we will break into separate groups.

Wear sturdy shoes, bring your smart phone, app enabled device and/or your camera and a light jacket. Suitable for all ages.  We will be walking on mostly flat paved and dirt trails. We meet at the Mission Bay High School Faculty parking lot off Grand Ave and next to the Creek (the east end of campus) overlooking the creek and the sports fields.

See San Diego photos from King Tides gone by here.

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