King Tides and Coastal Flooding in Imperial Beach

Over the past few days in Imperial Beach we’ve had “King Tides” or the highest tides of the year (over 7 feet). The tides caused with larger than average surf (in the 4-8′ range and out of the west) resulted in coastal flooding. The San Diego Union-Tribune  came down to shoot this video and was lucky to have Dr. Bob Guza of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography to explain why the flooding was happening. You can see the U-T video here:

Cortez Street end in Imperial Beach on January 29, 2014.

Cortez Street end in Imperial Beach on January 29, 2014.


The end of Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach on January 29, 2014.


Dr. Robert Guza of Scripps Institution of Oceanography talking to a reporter about coastal flooding and king tides on January 30, 2014.


Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography monitoring conditions in Imperial Beach on January 30, 2014.

About these ads


  1. Great footage Serge! Thanks for sharing and helping get the word out about rising sea levels!!

  2. Reblogged this on The WILDCOAST Blog.

  3. There is also an option to install a navigation system with premium
    speaker and a sunroof. Having read the content about Cheap
    Ferrari Caps,then Motor – Cycle experts will bring you
    some skills on Matching – Clothes:Teach you the skirt with shoulder-straps sweet collocation.
    This is a ‘dual purpose’ vaporizer, which simply put means that it can be used in
    two ways: either with a whip (the name for a
    long tube) or with a bag (‘balloon style’).

  4. Accordingly you should select your GPS provider as every provider may not be providing clear service
    through all the directions if you are planning to travel to any distant location.
    Get an ideal dealer and private seller price for the model and mileage you are after.
    One of these beasts will set you back a measly $725,000 USD
    but so far only three have been made making them rare to say the least.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 931 other followers

%d bloggers like this: