Dec
22

King Tide Project, First Series

When
December 22, 2018 - December 23, 2018
Where
Anywhere on the Oregon coast
Sponsors
CoastWatch, Department of Land Conservation and Development
Cost
Free

 Lost Creek State Recreation Site at a king tide.\Photo by Cathy Avilez.
Lost Creek State Recreation Site at a king tide.\Photo by Cathy Avilez.

This winter’s King Tide Project, through which volunteer photographers document the highest tides of the year, is underway.  This is day two of the first round of the 2018-2019 King Tide Project; the first set of extreme tides runs Dec. 21-23.  (The other two high-tide series the project will cover will be January 19-21, 2019, and February 18-20.)  The project reveals areas currently prone to flooding, but more important, gives us a preview of the coast in coming decades as sea level rises due to climate change.

See our website article on the project, mark your calendars, and plan to participate.  Information on how to participate and post photos can be found on the project’s website, http://www.oregonkingtides.net/

The results from previous years are available for view on a special Flickr site.

For information about the project, contact Fawn Custer, CoastWatch volunteer coordinator, at (541) 270-0027, [email protected], or Meg Reed, DLCD’s Coastal Shores Specialist, at (541) 574-0811, [email protected].