King Tides

Words are both fun and funny.  We often use the term “king” to describe something big. Huge. Larger than life.  And that’s what a King Tide is: higher than normal tides.  Lower than normal too.  The ying balances the yang out on the water.
 
This year’s King Tides were in late December and early January.  Like true river rats, we were there to witness them.
 
These imperial tides fluctuate a fair bit all over the Delta, as well as up and down the California coast, ranging from only a few feet between highest and lowest points to nine feet and more.
 
Enjoy learning a bit more about the environment you inhabit and be prepared to witness next year’s tides.
Cyndy Green has been intrigued by news since she got a toy printing press as a six year old. She switched to visual story telling at the age of 12 with her first still camera and moved to broadcasting after an internship in 1974. After 28 years in broadcast news and another 8 teaching broadcasting, she still can’t live without a camera in hand and an editing computer nearby, so in retirement she continues creating visual stories.

Michael Cockrell’s public service career has included law enforcement, water conservation enforcement, and emergency management. After 35-years at San Joaquin County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES), he retired as Director in December 2017. His OES experience between 1982-2017 included a wide range of emergencies and disasters such as floods, earthquake recovery, mass-casualty incidents, train derailments, hazardous materials releases, droughts, extreme heat and cold events. His education includes Associate and Bachelor degrees in Social Science, concentrating in Administration of Justice, and, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He has also completed many continued-education courses on administration and emergency management.

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