King Tides are visiting Boston’s waterfront this week with the highest sea levels seen this year. These photos are from Monday, October 17th around Long Wharf with many residents and visitors drawn to the rising seas. King Tide is roughly two feet higher than normal high tide (and lower than low tide) caused by the alignment of the sun and moon. A recent report by Climate Ready Boston predicts 6-9 inches of sea level rise by 2030 with 8-18 inches by 2050 and 2.5-7.4 feet by 2100.
— New England Aquarium (@NEAQ) October 17, 2016
P2 Tourists Meghan O'Hagan and Andrew Dzurovcik enjoy Boston's waterfront barefoot at Long Wharf at high tide known as “King Tide” pic.twitter.com/wUedXPzwGI
— David L. Ryan (@GlobeDavidLRyan) October 17, 2016