This winter’s king tides happened final weekend and a couple of month in the past on Dec. 23-24. In response to the California King Tides Mission, they’re as much as 2 toes greater than typical excessive tides and happen regularly as a result of gravitational pull among the many earth, solar and moon.
In Del Mar, the weekend’s excessive tide contributed to sand erosion alongside town’s seashore and minor flooding on seashore accesses and beachfront properties, Assistant Metropolis Supervisor Clem Brown stated by way of e mail.
“The Metropolis has been working constantly to each defend public entry, public property, inform the general public of situations, restrict flooding past the seashore, and hold the seashore clear,” he stated. “Further efforts have included putting in barricades during times of potential flooding and eradicating the barricades, if situations permit, during times of decrease tides to allow security automobile and public entry.”
Brown added that town expects “durations of very restricted to no entry alongside the general public seashore during times of excessive tides and/or surf” as a result of low sand ranges.
David Brown, marine security captain for town of Encinitas, stated there was erosion alongside the shoreline and loads of newly uncovered cobble and reef on the inshore.
“We needed to quickly shut a few of our public stair accesses yesterday (Jan. 22) and at this time (Jan. 23) as a result of excessive tides and surge from the surf,” Brown stated in an e mail.
Solana Seashore Metropolis Supervisor Greg Wade stated by way of e mail that “fortunately” town didn’t expertise flooding or different points. Jorge Moreno, public data officer with California State Parks, stated there was “nothing to report, luckily,” alongside state-owned seashores in coastal North County.