State Seeks Photos of King Tides’ Effects on Western Washington

The dates for January’s king tides vary slightly depending on location:

  • · In the Strait of Juan de Fuca, king tides will occur Jan. 8-13.
  • · Along Washington’s outer coast, they occur Jan. 10-12.
  • · The Puget Sound dates for king tides are Jan. 14-17.

Follow these steps to participate:

  • · Take photos during a king tide, preferably where the high water levels can be gauged against familiar landmarks such as sea walls, jetties, bridge supports or buildings.
  • · Note the date, time and location of your photo – then upload your images on the Washington King Tide Photo Initiative Flickr Group at
  • · Play it safe! While the winter king tides occur during daylight hours, don’t venture out during severe weather and keep a close eye on rising water levels.

Ecology has collected nearly 600 king tide photos from the public. 


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.