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Oregon King Tides ADMIN September 8, 2015
Welcome to the Oregon King Tides Photo Project! The 2015 King Tides are coming soon... Please browse our image catalog, view the photo points map to see where photos were contributed from previous years, and check the tides. Then you're ready to go out and take some photos. For more information on the Oregon King Tides Photos Initiative, please visit: www.oregonkingtides.net

Group Description

Check our our webpage: www.oregonkingtides.net/

Oregon will once again join the King Tides Photo Project, an international project designed to involve volunteers in documenting areas inundated by the highest tides that occur each year. These highest high tides are often called “king tides”. Volunteers can help build a visual record by taking photos during a king tides event, and then adding these photos to a king tides photo website or tagging the photos #kingtides on social media. Everyone is welcome to participate, they just need to Pick a place, Click a photo and Share it on Flickr or Social Media.

King tides are normally occurring events caused by predictable astronomical factors that result in tides that are higher than most high tides. Areas affected by these king tides are susceptible to higher water levels from increased wave heights, winter storms and changes in sea levels.

Good king tide photos will show water levels adjacent to a fixed feature like a piling, seawall or bridge abutment. Including fixed features will allow actual water levels to be documented and tracked over time. Good photos also must include the location, the date and time the photo was taken, and the viewer’s direction for each picture. Two photos taken from the same spot, one during the king tide and the other at a typical high tide, are also very effective in highlighting these high water events. Lastly, taking the same photo year after year during King Tides will help to document change over time.

These King Tide occurrences offer us a chance to visualize what future sea levels may look like. Understanding and documenting the frequency and severity of high tide events, storm surges and flooding is crucial in adapting to climate change. The King Tide Photo Project can help coastal communities to develop plans to reduce the damages and costs that are associated with these events. This is where you can help. Check out our webpage to learn more: www.oregonkingtides.net

The King Tides Photo Project is modeled after similar projects conducted in Australia, British Columbia, California, and Washington State.

B.C. King Tides Flickr Group: www.flickr.com/groups/kingtidephotos/
Washington King Tides Flickr Group: www.flickr.com/groups/1611274@N22/
San Francisco King Tides Flickr Group: www.flickr.com/groups/bayareakingtides/
California King Tides Flickr Group: www.flickr.com/photos/90112147@N04/sets/72157639497165224/

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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