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Photography project documents high tides

King Tides Project aims to protect coastal communities

Seaside Signal

Published on December 1, 2017 11:07AM

Photographers are invited to participate in the Oregon King Tides Project.

Courtesy Oregon King Tides Project

Photographers are invited to participate in the Oregon King Tides Project.

In an attempt to document areas flooded by the most extreme winter high tides, the Haystack Rock Awareness Program, Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, Surfrider Foundation and the Department of Land Conservation and Development will host the annual Oregon King Tides Photo Project.

Photographers will be invited to take photographs of areas that will be impacted by this season’s king tides 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Bald Eagle Coffee House on 1064 S Hemlock St. in Cannon Beach. The King Tides Photo Initiative is an international grass-roots effort. The images will be compared with those taken at the same location during typical high tide.

Archiving these high-water events allow for people to visualize how sea-level rise will affect coastal communities in the future, according to Kari Henningsgaard, the Haystack Rock Awareness Program communications coordinator.

Check out the King Tides Table Map at to find the time of peak tide in other places along the Coast, or contact Melissa Keyser, Haystack Rock Awareness program coordinator, at 503-436-8060.


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