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 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.