Nov
25

King Tide Project, First Series

When
November 25, 2019 - 10:30 AM
Where
Anywhere on the Oregon coast
Sponsors
CoastWatch, Department of Land Conservation and Development, Surfrider
Cost
Free

Aerial view of Whale Cove (upper right) and Little Whale Cove during a king tide.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.
Aerial view of Whale Cove (upper right) and Little Whale Cove during a king tide.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.

The first round of the 2019-2020 King Tide Project, through which volunteer photographers document the highest tides of the year, takes place November 25-27, 2019.  (The other two high-tide series the project will cover will be January 10-12, and February 8-10, both 2020.)  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, mark your calendars, and plan to participate.  The actual time of predicted highest tide on November 25 is 10:32 at Newport, but of course this will vary up and down the coast on that day, and change for the other days in the tide sequence.  (High tide on Nov. 26 at Newport, for instance, is 11:11 a.m., and on Nov. 27 it is 11:51.)  Photos don't have to be taken just at that moment, to be sure, but should bracket that time closely.)  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 are available for view on a special Flickr site: Here.

For information about the project, contact Fawn Custer, CoastWatch citizen science trainer, at (541) 270-0027, fawn@oregonshores.org, or Meg Reed, DLCD’s Coastal Shores Specialist, at (541) 574-0811, meg.reed@state.or.us.