King Tide Project, Second Series

December 5, 2017
Anywhere on the Oregon coast


King Tide at Wakonda Beach.\Photo by Woody Dukes.
King Tide at Wakonda Beach.\Photo by Woody Dukes.

The second round of the 2017-2018 King Tide Project, through which volunteer photographers document the highest tides of the year, takes place December 3-5. (The final round is set for  January 2-4, 2018.)  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 article on the project, mark your calendars, and plan to participate.  The moment of the highest reach of the tide on Dec. 3 at Newport is 11:11 a.m., but of course the time will vary slightly for other locations on that day, and change for the other days in the tide sequence.  Information on how to participate and post photos can be found on the project’s website, You will also find tide tables there.  Photographers aren't asked to take photos only at the exact moment of the highest tide, but shots should be clustered around that time.

The results from previous years are available for view on a special Flickr site:[email protected]/albums

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].