The king tide did not dampen the streets in Miami Beach on Wednesday morning.
Rain combined with the tide to cause some flooding Tuesday, but under Wednesday’s sunny skies, water pooled in small puddles near some drains along Alton Road, West Avenue and in Sunset Harbor.
The high tide peaked around 9:45 a.m. at about 3.4 feet, according preliminary readings from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s station on Virginia Key.
The Beach normally starts to flood at around 3 feet. Newly-installed permanent pumps and some temporary pumps have been working to minimize flooding during this fall’s king tide.
The pumps are part of a five-year plan to safeguard the Beach from the effects of sea level rise. A study released Wednesday says that tidal flooding will worsen for Miami Beach and Key West during the next 15 years.
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