To see some of the best submitted photos from the 2021-22 King Tides, check out our King Tides Photo Album 2021.
Photo: King Tide waves near the old railroad tracks across from the bay entrance (south of Elk River). Robin Gray-Stewart, 12-4-21.
King Tides are the highest tides of the year which happen during full or new moons around the winster solstice. They provide a glimpse into the future, when higher tides will become more frequent as sea level rises.
On the north end of Eureka, along Eureka Slough just behind Target, there's a pole showing the height of the water level. And there's a sign explaining the relationship between certain water levels and scientific projections of sea level rise.