Florida Keys Holding King Tide Photo Challenge To Document Rising Sea

Oct 31, 2017

Local governments in the Keys are challenging residents to document the especially high tides of autumn with a "king tide photo challenge."

High tides from Nov. 3-7 are expected to reach more than 2 feet above sea level, according to a press release from the city of Key West. Winds are expected to push the tides even higher along the northeast sides of the Keys.

"Building a photographic library of current flood conditions due to natural events, like high tides, is an important step to addressing the most vulnerable areas," according to the city's press release.

Sites should be low but usually dry.

To determine the highest time tides, consult this website. Tide times can vary widely, even along the Keys.

Best photos should be emailed to FloridaKeysKingTides@gmail.com. The best photos will be posted on Facebook and a Google map.

In Miami-Dade County, Florida International University is hosting a Sea Level Solutions Day at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens on Saturday, Nov. 4. 

Citizen scientists will go out to collect photographs and document urban flooding. You must register to participate