posted on Nov, 29 2005 @ 09:18 PM
I live in so Cal. I watch the tide very closely, and have for the past 30 years. I visit Newport Beach frequently, and have noticed that the predicted
tides have been rising every year. When I was a kid, there was no seawall facing the harbor where the Balboa ferry departs for Balboa Island. That
wall was built some years ago, in the 80's I believe.
Anyway, when a 7.2 ft. high tide is predicted, the water level is at least 6 inches above the bottom of the seawall. Just 20 years ago, that same tide
didn't even reach the wall. I have noticed a marked change in the tidal surge in the Long Beach harbor also. Along the marine stadium, this last
summer we had a predicted 7.2 foot high tide, and the water went into the streets across from the marine stadium. It came up through the stormdrains.
This never happend to my recollection, especially since it was a habit of mine to cruise the marina during these high tide days.
Does anyone else notice a change in the tides and level of the water?