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.

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