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"King Tides" roll into California Coast

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People along California's coastline are now getting ready for another round of higher-than-normal tides.

The tides rose to about seven feet in some places.


These are known as the “King Tides”.

These happen when the sun and the moon are aligned and the earth is between the two.

The pull from the sun creates a higher tide than normal.

People got to see higher waves in Pismo Beach.

Water crept into some parking lots in Morro Bay.

It flooded some roads in the Bay Area.

While these happen naturally, you don't see them every day.

But some say that won't always be the case.

"It's nerve wracking to see,” says Rachel Pass with Morro Bay National Estuary Program. “As levels continue to rise, and we are expected to see between 11 and 38 inches of sea level rise by 2100, that's gonna be a really big difference. These long tides are gonna be even higher."

If you miss them, you can witness them again January 2nd and 3rd.

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