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These photos and videos show what the king tide in Boston was like today

King tide brings in 12 foot tide to Long Wharf
On Tuesday Oct. 29, King tide brought a 12 foot tide at Long Wharf. (Shelby Lum|Globe Staff)

A powerful king tide brought minor flooding to the Boston waterfront Tuesday afternoon, with visitors dodging waves that were slamming over docks and maneuvering around water pooling on walkways.

The scene is one that experts say will probably be replayed in the future as sea levels rise.

A king tide is an “exceptionally high tide” that occurs when the sun and moon align and the “gravitational pull on the Earth is at its strongest,” according to NASA.

Here’s a look at how the tides were affecting Boston on Tuesday.

People took in the scene at Long Wharf.
People took in the scene at Long Wharf. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Ted Rye of Needham carried his shoes as he walked through the water at Long Wharf.
Ted Rye of Needham carried his shoes as he walked through the water at Long Wharf.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Lilli Vo, who works with Boston Harbor Now, walked in the water at Long Wharf during the king tides.
Lilli Vo, who works with Boston Harbor Now, walked in the water at Long Wharf during the king tides.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Kristin Poch of Wellesley dipped her toes in the water at Long Wharf.
Kristin Poch of Wellesley dipped her toes in the water at Long Wharf. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Kristin Poch ran through the water.
Kristin Poch ran through the water.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
A father held his 27-month-old son as they looked out over the water.
A father held his 27-month-old son as they looked out over the water.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
The father and son walked through the water on Long Wharf.
The father and son walked through the water on Long Wharf.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/Globe Staff

Meanwhile, the king tides could also be seen in the Seaport.

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