King Tides Project—Third Round

January 1, 2022 - 10:00 AM
CoastWatch, Oregon Coastal Management Program

King tide sweeps the shore south of Cape Sebastian.\Photo courtesy of ORKingTides.

The final round of this winter’s version of the annual King Tides Project, co-sponsored by CoastWatch and the Oregon Coastal Management Program, kicks off the new year with a series of high tides Jan. 1-3, 2022.

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.

High tide on Saturday, Jan. 1, is predicted for 10:05 a.m. in Newport.  Exact times will vary at different locations on the coast, but photographers should plan to be set up and ready at around that time.  On Sunday, Jan. 2, high tide at Newport is predicted for 10:56 a.m.; on Monday, Jan. 3, at 11:47 a.m. (again, with exact times varying up and down the coast). 

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