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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.  The pictures that you take help scientists and managers better plan for future flood risks, and give you a way to participate directly in the science that will drive decisions in your community.  Everyone is welcome to participate!

California King Tides Project organizers want to:

  • Engage Californians in a conversation about the future of our beloved coastal areas
  • Identify places that are currently vulnerable to flooding
  • Build a hyperlocal catalogue of images that can be used by everyone – artists, scientists, school groups, coastal planners –  to document, visualize, and communicate about coastal hazards

Our shores are constantly being altered by human and natural processes and projections indicate that 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.

2014/2015 King Tides Season

Dec 21, Dec 22, Dec 23, 2014
Jan 19, Jan 20, Jan 21, 2015
Feb 17, Feb 18, Feb 19, 2015

The next King Tides start January 19th!

January peak tide times for a few locations are listed in the table below. For additional locations, visit our Plan Your Shoot page or NOAA’s Tides and Currents website.

LOCATION

DATE AND TIME

KING TIDE

North Spit, Humboldt Bay January 19, 10:09am 8.25 ft
January 20, 10:58am 8.36 ft
January 21, 11:47am 8.28 ft
Rincon Point, Pier 22 1/2, San Francisco January 19, 10:14am 7.24 ft
January 20, 11:03am 7.31 ft
January 21, 11:53am 7.22 ft
Redwood City January 19, 10:56am 9.31 ft
January 20, 11:46am 9.43 ft
January 21, 12:37pm 9.37 ft
Elkhorn Slough Railroad Bridge January 19, 9:19am 6.61 ft
January 20, 10:06am 6.68 ft
January 21, 10:54am 6.54 ft
Newport Bay Entrance, Corona del Mar January 19, 7:40am 6.58 ft
January 20, 8:24am 6.7 ft
January 21, 9:08am 6.59 ft

Featured Media – Thank you Ocean Report Features King Tides