Today marks the beginning of the king tides season, a period where the Puget Sound overflows its banks, drawn by the combined pull of the sun and the moon.  Like the ‘aqua alta’ of Venice, these tides are predictable yet not always convenient, as waves lap at roadways and crash into buildings along Oregon and Washington coasts.  Yet with climate change and attendant sea level rise, these effects will become more common throughout the year.  To document how this might look, the Washington state Department of Ecology started an initiative that encourages people to go out and photograph these seasonal tides. Read more about this initiative, and the CIG-generated report on future climate change impacts, here.