Eyewitness: King Tides

High tide at Pismo Beach

Help the California King Tides Initiative document the impact of rising waters along the California coast by photographing the highest seasonal tides (a.k.a. king tides) occurring February 6-8.

Your photographs will help visualize the impact of sea level rise on homes,harbors, and other infrastructure, as well as beaches, wetlands, and public access to the coast.

According to the California King Tides Initiative: “Our shores are constantly being altered by human and natural processes and projections indicate that sea level rise will exacerbate these changes.  The images offer a living record of the changes to our coasts and shorelines and a glimpse of what our daily tides may look like in the future as a result of sea level rise.”

Here are local spots where you can view and photograph King Tides: Broad Beach, Malibu shoreline homes, Marina del Rey, Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles.

Attention, Shutterbugs: Be safe! Take extra precautions when you walk on slippery areas or near big waves, and always be aware of your surroundings and the weather conditions.

Participants can submit and view images at www.flickr.com/groups/cakingtides

Find out more about the California King Tides Initiative at http://californiakingtides.org/.