King Tides Project, Second Series

January 10, 2020 - 11:00 AM - January 12, 2020 - 12:30 PM
Anywhere on the Oregon coast
CoastWatch, Department of Land Conservation and Development, Surfrider

 King Tide at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Bob Loewen.
King Tide at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Bob Loewen.

The second round of the 2019-2020 King Tide Project, through which volunteer photographers document the highest tides of the year, takes place January 10-12, 2020. (The final round is set for February 8-10.)  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 on this website page, mark your calendars, and plan to participate.  High tide on the first day of this series is at 11:08 a.m. at Newport, but of course the time will vary slightly for other locations on that day, and change for the other days in the tide sequence.  (High tide at Newport on Jan. 11 comes at 11:53 a.m., and on Jan. 12 at 12:39 p.m.)  Information on how to participate,  find tide tables, 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: Here.

For information about the project, contact Jesse Jones, CoastWatch volunteer coordinator, (503) 989-7244, [email protected].