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Posted on: December 20, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Help Document King Tides in Arcata!

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King Tide Community Observation - December 2018 and January 2019

Two days of King Tides will occur  in each month of December 2018 and January 2019.  Learn more about local King Tides at a presentation and tour, and help document the effect of tidal events in Arcata with your photos!

Use our King Tide Guide, which shows 15 different locations and their elevations.  You can also document other locations that you know are affected.  Below you will find links to the our King Tide Guide, and to the King Tide Story Map, where photos can be uploaded, and where you can see what others have documented.


December 2211:00 a.m."King Tides at the Marsh" presentation and tour of the Marsh by Elliott Dabill, Friends of the Arcata MarshMeet at Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 S. G Street.
December 2211:26 a.m.8.49' King TideDocument various locations - see the King Tide Guide
December 2312:11 p.m.8.57' King TideDocument various locations - see the King Tide Guide
January 2019 King Tide Schedule will be Posted in January!
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Click to view and download a guide to locations impacted by high tides.  You can also view the locations on our story map (see right).

We are very eager to see your photos from other locations, especially in creeks and streams.  You can take note of a location, and upload the photo with identifying location on the story map.  The upload is even easier if you have your geo-location turned on.

Printed copies of the King Tide Guide can be found at City Hall and at the Marsh Interpretive Center.

Camera Logo Opens in new windowHere is where you can upload your photos of the King Tide and see what others have uploaded. The photos tell a story of water levels in various locations.

It's easy to use the story map - give it a try!

Crowdsourced documentation of Sea Level Rise impacts will be invaluable as City staff continues to gather information to prepare for sea level rise responses.  This is the second annual King Tide appeal to record tidal impacts in specific places over a span of years.

King Tide is the term for an especially high tide event.  They occur naturally and regularly, and are predictable, but when they occur during heavy storms or flooding, water levels can rise even higher and cause even greater flooding.  Even with no extraordinary rainfall, a King Tide can help us get an idea of what a permanent rise in sea levels might look like in our community.

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