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heidi.nutters ADMIN October 19, 2017
Photo submission for this pool is CLOSED. Please post your photos at Thank you!

Group Description


Seasonal high tides occurring within the San Francisco Bay and along the outer coast on January 19th and 20th and February 16th to 18th will provide a preview of what residents might experience regularly in the future as a result of rising sea levels. We invite you to participate in the “King Tide” photo initiative. This is the first year for the initiative in the Bay Area. Its objectives are to:

1. Identify and catalogue coastal areas currently vulnerable to tidal inundation; and
2. Gather compelling graphics and pictures, so we can promote awareness of the specific potential impacts of sea level rise on the region to support climate change mitigation and adaptation.

This initiative is part of a West Coast partnership with Washington State (website, flickr) and others in Oregon and British Columbia (website, flickr).

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This table only includes a sample of San Francisco Bay Area and coastal locations with tide information (click on table to enlarge). If your location is not included in the table, you can access a comprehensive list at NOAA Tides and Currents.

Bay Area Tides and Currents by hassrick

Logos by hassrick

Submission details: Please include your contact information and geographically reference the photos with specific locations (GPS position, if possible), orientation, date and time of day. Consider what kind of licensing to add to your photos. We suggest the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. This license will allow us to feature your photography in presentations, websites, publications, etc.

Be sure to read and agree to our Group Rules


You are invited to share photographs of areas that are known to flood and erode and / or areas where the high water levels can be gauged against sea walls, jetties, bridge supports, dikes, buildings or other coastal infrastructure around the Bay Area. Members of the public who photograph these high tide events along beaches, roads, parks and estuaries are invited to submit their images to this Flickr site maintained by the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR). The NERR and its partners are interested in using the images to document the coastal impacts Bay Area residents are likely to face with increasing frequency as sea level continues to rise. "Before and after" pictures showing average water levels and the extreme high water levels for the same location will be particularly useful.

Group Rules

Posting to this group is CLOSED as of 10/19/2017. Thank you for your many years of amazing photos. We are consolidating photostreams with the statewide effort. We STILL need your photos! Please post your photos to:

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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