King Tides Arrive, May Bring Flooding to Bay Area

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Flooding is expected in parts of the Bay Area this week as part of a tidal pattern known as King Tides. The higher than normal tides will occur mid to late morning and may bring sea water to low-lying areas like underpasses and coastal trails. We discuss the science behind the King Tide phenomenon, which some say might become the new normal as sea levels continue to rise.


Sara Aminzadeh, director, California Coastkeeper Alliance

David Revell, principal and chief coastal scientist for Revell Coastal