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Oregon King Tides Photo Project

November 5 - November 7

Oregon King Tides 2021-22

You are invited to participate!

November 5 – 7, 2021

December 3 – 5, 2021

January 1 – 3, 2022

Every year in early winter, high tides in Oregon are higher than usual. These extreme high tides commonly called “King Tides,” occur at a few specific times during the year when the moon is closest to the Earth.

King tides are being documented to help visualize and understand the impacts of sea-level rise (like flooding and erosion) in the coming decades. These are especially important to document in the winter when storm surge and high winds and waves are more frequent, creating even higher water levels.

You are invited to participate in the project by taking pictures of areas impacted by this season’s king tides and sharing your photos on social media (#kingtides and #orkingtides)…Over time as the project continues, photos taken at the same locations year after year will help to show changing sea levels.

King Tides are Dangerous. Be Safe Out There!

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