Crowdsourcing King Tides to Better Understand Rising Sea Levels

Route Fifty: The broad concrete steps leading down into the waters along Commodore Park offer a good spot to watch boats go in and out of the nearby Ballard Locks at Salmon Bay, as well as keep an eye on seals and various birds feasting on the local marine life.

But for observers of the tides, it’s a good spot to monitor just how high the water can sometime go and catch a glimpse of the future, when higher sea levels will push those tides even higher. Here’s what high tide looked like back on Nov. 11, 2017, when Seattle’s predicted high tide was 11.7 feet.

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