King Tides Presentation

December 14, 2021 - 6:00 PM
Shoreline Education for Awareness

King tide at Bandon's Coquille Point.\Photo by Rick Poecker.

Our colleagues with Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness are hosting CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Jesse Jones for a presentation on the King Tides Project on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m.  The event is free and open to all, but registration is required.

The Oregon King Tides Project is a citizen science partnership between the Oregon Coastal Management Program and CoastWatch, a program of Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition. The King Tides Project is looking to document the effect that extreme tide events have on our state’s beaches, coastal waterways, private property, and public infrastructure. Photographs of these tides help to visualize and understand the impacts of sea level rise (like flooding and erosion). The effect of individual King Tides may vary considerably. In some cases, they may barely even be noticed. In other cases, a King Tide may cause coastal erosion, flooding of low-lying areas, and disruption to normal daily routines. This is particularly true when a King Tide event coincides with significant precipitation or storm surge, creating even higher water levels. Over time, the frequency and effect of King Tide events may increase due to gradual mean sea level rise. Jesse Jones is the CoastWatch volunteer coordinator and promotes and shares citizen science projects with her volunteers and others who wish to help document changes and events along the Oregon coast.

To register for this event, go here.