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

Tracking Sea Level: January Results & Next Steps

Last week, king tides reached seven feet and more, as predicted. The volunteer citizen scientists from Gate 6 ½ to South 40 were ready, and at about 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, everyone snapped photos of their yardsticks. The results below are fairly similar to what we found in... Read more

King Tide Project Photo-Ops Jan 20, 21

Update from the California King Tides Project: Last month, Californians photographed some of the highest high tides of the year to help us better understand and plan for future sea level rise. You’ll get one more chance to participate this season, Sunday January 20 and Monday January 21.   Check... Read more

King Tide Tracking: December Results

At about 11:20 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23, volunteers from nine docks checked yardsticks to see the height of the king tide. Tracking the rising water is a project of the FHA Environmental Committee, and we mounted yardsticks on 4x4s, just below the top decking, to measure distance down to... Read more

How High: Seeking Volunteers to Track Tides

Your tide app or chart predicted a 6-foot tide at 8 a.m. this Wednesday, Dec. 19. But maybe you noticed the water seemed higher than that. What’s going on? Longtime dock residents are well aware that winter storms plus high tides mean predictions may be off by many inches. That’s... Read more

Beware the Tides of Summer

We’ve already experienced tides as high as 6.8 ft. in June, but more are on their way in July. It’s time to consult the tide charts and anticipate your travel needs and trip planning to take tides into consideration. When leaving town, it’s always a good idea to leave both... Read more

Warnings & Emergency Preparedness — Review of 2017

The thing about emergency preparedness, and warnings, is that the need for this information never goes away. Some things are seasonal—checking your lines before the winter storms, or planning for king tides. For events such as earthquakes we need to be prepared year-round as there’s no predicting when a catastrophic... Read more

December and January High Tides

Tides of 6 feet or more will cause flooding in the lower portion of Manzanita Park & Ride lot from November 30 through December 7. Parking lot signs have been illuminated. If you need to use the lot during those days, try to arrange for a friend to drop you... Read more

Weather Warning – Batten Down the Hatches

Expect high winds, heavy rain and flooding today, Weds Nov 15—and tomorrow, Thurs Nov 16. Possible flood times, with greater than 6′ tides (when combined with wind and rainfall): Weds 9:30 a.m. Thurs 10:00 a.m. Fri 10:30 a.m. Please exercise caution when driving through low-lying areas of known flooding such as... Read more