In January 2023, the San Francisco Bay Area will experience a series of King Tides. These are extremely high tides that happen each year, and this year tides will be up to 7 feet above the minimum tide level! Climate change has warmed our waters, melting our glaciers and causing the sea level to rise. This is a unique opportunity to observe how sea level rise will look like in the future. The Watershed Project is asking community members to help document the tide levels and flooding during this year’s event. You can take part in this project by going to a shoreline location during high tide, taking a photo, and sending it to our email – info@TheWatershedProject.org, with the title: King Tides Project.
This year, the King Tides will happen on Saturday, January 21st, and on Sunday, January 22nd. The exact time of the highest tide varies for different locations. For the North Richmond Shoreline, this will happen at 11:30 am on Saturday, and at 12:23 pm on Sunday.
For more information on King Tides, how to take photos, and how to submit them, please review the instruction packet or visit the Sierra Club King Tides website.