King Tides Documentation Project

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King Tides Documentation Project
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(New Moon - King Tide in El Granada, CA - just south of Pillar Point Harbor along Highway 1 - looking southeast. Photo: Flickr)

By an edhat reader

Is anyone in Santa Barbara County participating in the statewide King Tides Documentation Project? It seems like a worthwhile cause and I'd like to be part of it if someone is organizing a local meeting.

The California King Tides Project help people visualize how sea level rise will impact their lives.  Via smartphones and social media, we invite you to document “king tides” – the highest high tides of today, which will be the average water levels of the future. Everyone is welcome to participate!

Our shores are constantly being altered by human and natural processes and sea level rise will exacerbate these changes.  King Tides images offer a living record of the changes to our coasts and shorelines and a glimpse of what our daily tides may look like in the future as a result of sea level rise.

2017/2018 King Tides Season Dates

  • December 3, 4, and 5, 2017
  • January 1 and 2, 2018

Find a place to view the tides and plan your shoot!

More information is available here.

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a-1540311935 Nov 26, 2017 07:17 PM
King Tides Documentation Project

I prefer to call them “solstice tides”, since they occur near the winter and summer solstices (and have zero to do with the fictional jesus).

a-1540311935 Nov 26, 2017 03:01 PM
King Tides Documentation Project

OP: Where is the local meeting take place? I think a lot of people would like to know when and where. Thank you in advance!

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