Nov 3, 2015

"King Tide" Brings Record Sea Level Rise to Boston's Waterfront

Boston, MA
USA
by
Matt Conti
,
NorthEndWaterfront
The Boston Sail Loft. Photo: Nina Chase
The Boston Sail Loft. Photo: Nina Chase

Boston’s waterfront saw its highest tide of the year last week, known as “King Tide.” The relative position of the sun and moon created a tide nearly 2 1/2 feet higher than average. Using estimates of recent climate change research, it also showed how the cityscape will look as the average Boston Harbor height around mid-century