The California King Tides Initiative is challenging people to take pictures of high tide near the coast and share them to show the possible ramifications of climate change and sea level rise Wednesday to Friday this week.
Global sea levels are projected to increase 3 to 9 inches by 2030 and 7 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 Imperial Beach, the tide reached about 7 feet Wednesday and Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. The tide is expected to peak near 7 feet at 9:03 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.
Click here to see maps of potential sea level rise in coastal San Diego as a result of climate change
Visit Californiakingtides.org for more information on how to share pictures and see other images.