The California King Tides Initiative is challenging people to take pictures of high tide near the coast and share them to show the possible rammifications of climate change and sea level rise Wednesday to Friday this week.
Global sea levels are projected to increase three to nine inches by 2030 and seven to 19 inches by 2050, according to a study by the National Academy of Sciences.
A king tide is an above average high tide. In La Jolla, the tide reached about seven feet Wednesday and Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. The tide is expected to peak near seven feet at 8:53 a.m. Friday.
Due to rain, a flood advisory was issued by the National Weather Service for coastal and inland San Diego Thursday.
The initiative will continue in 2013 with king tide events expected Jan. 9-11 and Feb. 7-9.
Visit Californiakingtides.org for more information on how to share pictures and see other images.