Monday, October 17, 2016

Help Document King Tide

October 17-19, 2016
Boston Harbor Now, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management, the New England Aquarium and the Museum of Science are joining forces to crowdsource photos documenting portions of Boston Harbor's waterfront expected to flood during the King Tide.

Known as a "King Tide" (or locally, a "WICKED wicked high tide"), three high tides will be over two feet higher than average and give us a glimpse of Boston's average high tide sometime around or after mid-century.
The Massachusetts Coast will see its highest tides in 2016 in mid-October, when the sun and the moon are aligned and the earth orbits closest to the sun.  This year, Boston Harbor's highest annual tides will occur:
  • Monday, October 17, 12:31 pm
  • Tuesday, October 18, 1:21 pm
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2:13 pm

Boston's waterfront:

East Boston:  Meridian Street Bridge, between Central Square and Lo Presti Park
North End:  North Washington Street Bridge, Battery Wharf and Lewis Wharf
Downtown: Long Wharf through India Wharf
Seaport: Fort Point Channel, Fan Pier Park, Liberty Wharf
South Boston: Castle Island, Carson Beach
Dorchester: Morrissey Boulevard, Port Norfolk, Neponset River south of Granite Avenue

If you are in one of these areas within 20 minutes of the King Tide, could you take a picture of high tide and take notes of when and where you took it?  Once you're ready to send us your photos, here are two great ways to do so:
  1. Go to MyCoast on your computer or download the MyCoast app on your tablet or smartphone and create an account to upload your photos.  When you use the phone app to upload photos, the time, location and tidal phase will be automatically stamped on your photo.
  2. If you don't want to do this for whatever reason, you can email your photos to Boston Harbor Now, care of Julie Wormser:  jwormser@bostonharbornow who will upload your photos for you.  Please make sure to give the location, date and time and how to credit each photo.
Click here for a reminder of the upcoming tidal event and more info on how to share your photos via MyCoast.
originally published 10.11.16

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