King Tide Project, Third Series

February 20, 2019
Anywhere on the Oregon coast
CoastWatch, Department of Land Conservation and Development

Pirate Cove (Depoe Bay) during a king tide.\Photo by Bob Loewen.
Pirate Cove (Depoe Bay) during a king tide.\Photo by Bob Loewen.

The third and final round of the 2018-2019 King Tide Project, through which volunteer photographers document the reach of the winter's highest tides, is now taking place, February 18-20.  (The first high-tide series the project covered took place Dec. 21-23, 2018; the second round occurred January 19-21.)  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 and earlier rounds this winter 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].