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:
- · Use Ecology’s king tide map and schedule to find when and where the highest tides will occur. Go to http://www.ecy.wa.gov/climatechange/ipa_hightide_map.htm.
- · Locate a public beach by checking out Ecology’s Coastal Atlas at https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/.
- · 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 http://www.flickr.com/groups/1611274@N22/.
- · 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.