Snap the sea, see the future What could Australia’s coast look like in the future?
Great Lakes Council
Why not check out the king tide and snap a photo at the same
By taking a photo and uploading to the Witness King Tide Project website you will be contributing to a permanent record of our coast and estuaries. This will be a valuable resource in managing flooding and coastal risk in our public areas as well as private property. It is essential information for developing responses to the challenges of future sea level rise faced by our infrastructure and natural assets.
The Great Lakes region includes 145 kilometres of New South Wales coastline and supports a unique system of coastal lakes, estuaries and waterways. Most of the population lives in coastal towns and villages and rising sea levels will have a direct impact on our communities, livelihoods and lifestyles.
Witness King Tides is a great way of visualising the impact of rising sea level on the Great Lakes coastline, waterways and low-lying areas. The current King Tide series will occur on Thursday 13, Friday 14 and Saturday 15 December with the highest tide expected on Friday 14 December at a tide level of 1.95 metres. At some 700mm higher than usual high tides, it can give us an idea of where normal tides may be in 2070. For example, 2 metre tides are projected to occur on a monthly basis by 2070.
Witness King Tides is proudly supported by Great Lakes Council.