'Tis the Season! For Big High Tides... King Tides that Is!
Can you share with us your best "King Tide" pictures?
Extreme high tides, or “king tides”, occur at a few specific times during the year when the moon is closest to the Earth. During these high water events, we can see what the average water levels might look like in the future, given projected sea level rise. We are asking that you submit to us pictures of these higher than high tides for us in our GreenKeys! Plan. The upcoming tides will be:
• Key Largo (Rock Harbor) - October 8, 9:26 a.m. and 9:42 p.m. • Key Largo (Rock Harbor) – October 9, 10:15 a.m. and 10:29 p.m.
• Marathon - October 8, 10:30 a.m. and 10:20 p.m. • Marathon – October 9, 11:17 a.m. and 10:58 p.m.
• Key West – October 8, 10:40 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. • Key West - October 9, 11:27 a.m. and 11:08 pm.
Please also help us to adhere to these suggestions so that we have the best photos possible:
1) Pick Your Site(s): We want photos from all over the Keys! It is important to choose a site that is both low and recognizable as a “usually above ground” spot. Especially important are areas near your neighborhood that most people might not know about. Please take photos of both “with high tide” and “without high tide,” so we can showcase the difference for people not familiar with your area.
2) Time Your Tide: It is important to be there at the highest tide for the best photo. Once you have chosen your area, check the tide chart for the right time for your area (high tide time can vary by up to an hour depending on where your site is located). http://www.saltwatertides.com/dynamic.dir/floridakeyssites.html
3) Send It In: Post your best photos here on our GreenKeys! site and so we can use them to help develop our adaptation strategies. We may even use some in our new GreenKeys! Plan.