A Day on the Harbour – Highest Tides in 90 Years


Several locals were drawn to Wolfville’s waterfront during high and low tide, this past weekend (November 17-18th).  Highest tides recorded in 90 years.

The highest tides on planet Earth occur near Wolfville, in Nova Scotia’s Minas Basin. The water level at high tide can be as much as 16 metres (52 feet) higher than at low tide.
High tides happen every 12 hours and 25 minutes (or nearly an hour later each day) because of the changing position of the Moon in its orbit around the Earth.

At mid-tide, the flow in Minas Channel north of Blomidon equals the combined flow of all the rivers and streams on Earth! (info from the following website-  For further info, go to http://www.thehighesttides.com

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