King Tides: Volunteers Check Bay Level

Drivers on Gate 5 Road splashed their wheels through salt water and people on the Mill Valley path were calf-deep during the high tides experienced around January’s and February’s full moons. Nuisance or sunny day flooding is routine, now. For the second year, the FHA environmental committee and a group of... Read more

Last King Tides of Winter Coming Soon

Tides of 6.5’ or more are predicted for February 7-9, with the highest tides on Friday and Saturday mornings. To determine the exact times of these high tides, check the interactive tide chart on the right side of this page; by clicking on the Day + button, you can advance... Read more

The Roiling Sea

Sea level is not level at all. Just as the surface of the earth is not flat, the surface of the ocean is not flat. Because the earth rotates to the east and because the ocean responds slowly to the rotation* and the surface of the sea piles up along... Read more

Predicting Abnormally High-Water Events

As described previously, tide tables are merely estimates calculated by averaging the highs and lows for the last ten years and projecting them forward for the coming year(s). During periods of rain, tide tables must be adjusted to higher levels than forecast. Here is a high water level forecasting tool... Read more

Understanding Our Local Microclimate

Every day for the first ten days after I moved to the Yellow Ferry Harbor in mid-May 1978 I woke to sunshine and hot days. I felt like I was in summertime heaven! But that lasted for only two weeks when I woke to find a blanket of fog that... Read more

Don’t Trust Those Tide Tables – Even Ours

Sea level rise is for real, as we all witnessed around Thanksgiving. After the downpour of November 26, there was a light drizzle the following morning, yet portions of our parking lots and streets were inundated during what was supposed to be 6.5’ high tide. Thanksgiving Day saw similar flooding... Read more

Board Meeting Notes – Nov 2019

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE November BOARD MEETING: President Michael Labate said that he will attend the City of Sausalito meeting about the Marinship Vision Statement and report back.... Read more

A Stone Sat Still – Oct 3 & 5

In our hurry hurry world, Brendan Wenzel gives us a beautiful opportunity to slow down. A Stone Sat Still is the story of an ordinary rock, one that we might not give a second glance. But to the animals that use it, it’s a resting place, a kitchen, a safe... Read more

Envisioning the Future of Marinship

There’s no shortage of opinions about Marinship’s future. It’s a hub of innovation, ingenuity and creativity with a strong maritime, artistic and civil rights history. The area between Bridgeway and the Bay from about Napa Street to just past Gate 5 Road, known as Marinship, is primarily industrial and waterfront... Read more

King tides predicted between July 29 & Aug 3

During the week of July 29, Sausalito will have a new moon and the Earth will be near its aphelion, or farthest point from the sun. The combination of these two factors will result in especially high tides, sometimes referred to as “king tides.” King tides that exceed 6.5′ can... Read more