King Tides Project—Second Round

December 5, 2021 - 12:00 PM
CoastWatch, Oregon Coastal Management Program

King tide at Seal Rock.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The second round of the annual King Tides Project, co-sponsored by CoastWatch and the Oregon Coastal Management Program, takes place with a series of high tides Dec. 3-5.

Through this citizen science project, volunteer photographers document the reach of the year’s highest tides (known as “king tides”).  Photographs taken near the peak of the tide during this series, whether on the outer shore, in estuaries, or on lower rivers, provide information on the current risks of flooding, and preview what will become typical tides in future decades.

On Sunday, Dec. 5, high tide at Newport is predicted for about noon.  Exact times will vary at different locations on the coast, but photographers should plan to be set up and ready at around that time. 

The final king tide sequences that will be the focus of the project for 2021-2022 take place January 1-3, 2022.

For background on the project, and links to tide tables, past photos, and the form for submitting photos this winter, go here.