King tide reaches Delta's Boundary Bay waterfront

Residents along Delta's waterfront braced for a powerful king tide to hit this morning, but the calm weather appeared to work in their favour.

King tide reached its peak at 4.62 metres near Boundary Bay at 8:14 a.m. on Wednesday

The tides peaked Wednesday morning near Beach Grove Road, but no damage was reported. (Jesse Johnston/CBC)

Residents along Delta's waterfront braced for a powerful king tide that hit this morning, but the calm weather appeared to work in their favour.

City staff and residents have been putting out sandbags and have set up large concrete blocks in anticipation, after king tides in December 2014 combined with a storm surge forced the municipality to declare a state of emergency. 

And last year, part of the seawall on Boundary Bay collapsed and a home in Tsawwassen was evacuated when the wall in front it collapsed.

The tide reached a peak of 4.62 metres high at 8:14 a.m. on Wednesday near Boundary Bay and Tsawwassen, but no damage was reported.

Similar conditions are expected on Thursday and Friday morning as well.

Boundary Bay residents and city staff have set up sandbags in anticipation of the king tides this week. (Jesse Johnston/CBC)

"We're always concerned about them, they come every year, predictably and some years we're very lucky and some years we're not so lucky. It just depends on Mother Nature," said Delta Mayor Lois Jackson.

Crews in Tsawwassen were repairing part of the seawall last year, after parts of it collapsed during the storm surge. (Richard Zussman/CBC)

With files from Jesse Johnston


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