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SPRING 2021 KING TIDE PHOTO CONTEST

Citizen scientists submitted over 55 photos of flooding in their communities from May 24-29 during New Jersey’s highest predicted tides of 2021.

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What are King Tides?

King Tides are the highest tides of the year. They occur when a new or full moon coincides with the moon being at its closest point to earth in its orbit. Learn more here. This will happen during the full moon on May 26, causing exceptionally high tides from May 24-29.

Why Photograph King Tides?

King Tides cause flooding that represents a preview of how and where sea level rise will affect local landscapes. Documenting current flood impacts helps plan for the future and ground-truth local sea level rise models.

Help us document high water events along New Jersey’s rivers, estuaries, bays, and ocean.

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