About Washington King Tide Photo Initiative
KING TIDES IN WASHINGTON STATE
Did you know that some of the highest tides of the year occur in the winter? These tides, referred to as “King Tides”, occur naturally when the sun and the moon align, causing an increased gravitational pull on the Earth’s oceans. This winter king tides occur in December and January.
The Washington Department of Ecology is inviting residents and visitors to grab their cameras and head to the beaches to take photos of Washington’s king tides. Documenting how very high tides affect the environment and our coastal infrastructure will help us visualize what sea level rise might look like in the future.
Help Ecology collect photos of highest winter tides along Washington's shorelines, estuaries and coastal communities by following these steps:
1. Use Ecology’s King Tide Map & Schedule – Winter 2012-2013 to find the time and date of the highest tides in your area. Check out Ecology’s Coastal Atlas to locate a public beach.
2.Take photos during one of the identified high tides in your area. To better illustrate the impacts of the high winter tides, we recommend taking photos in areas where the high water levels can be gauged against familiar landmarks such as sea walls, jetties, bridge supports, dikes, buildings, roads or other infrastructure. Please do not include people in your photos
3.Add your photos to this group! Watch these great tutorials created by British Columbia to learn how to upload photos to Flickr, how to “geotag” them (identify where the photo was taken using Flickr’s map) and how to add them to a Flickr group.
For more information on king tides and climate change, visit Ecology’s King Tide Website.
Feel free to email us your King Tide Questions.
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