High tides inundating some areas…global warming comes home?

Christopher Dunagan reports on the latest extreme high tides and their effects on Kitsap and Mason counties. There has been a lot of worrying about the effects of global warming raising sea levels, which may be what’s going on here. Similar situations were reported on the east coast this summer. If this is the root cause of these higher tides, we have some expensive changes to our infrastructure out here. A lot of communities are just about at ‘normal’ traditional sea levels. A 3 to 5 foot rise could be problematic to say the least!

“…Twanoh State Park on Hood Canal was under water, near Belfair. Photos on the Kitsap web site by John Stokes.

Another opportunity to photograph high tides begins today, according to Ecology officials. For information about submitting photos to Ecology, go to the agency’s EcoNet blog.

Read more: http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2010/02/01/high-tides-inundate-many-shorelines-in-puget-sound/#ixzz0eMPwcqMa

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