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The tide at Marin City reached 7 feet, slightly higher than during last December’s king tides, which prompted the California Highway Patrol to temporarily close a highway connector ramp due to roadway flooding midmorning.

The tides reached over 10 feet in Redwood City, a bit above predicted levels, the National Weather Service said.

The event provided organizers of the California King Tides Initiative an opportunity to get California residents thinking about and preparing for the future.

The 3-year-old initiative, sponsored by government and nonprofit groups, enlists camera-toting volunteers to photograph the King Tides as an illustration of what low-lying coastal areas could look like if predicted sea level rises caused by climate change come to pass.

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Leff reported from San Francisco. Los Angeles science writer Alicia Chang contributed to this report.