The highest tides are hitting New Jersey this summer! King tides (or perigean spring tides) typically happen when a full or new moon is closest to earth in its orbit. King tides, combined with seasonal and mean sea level changes, may cause coastal flooding in some low-lying areas. We need your help to document flooding in coastal communities! The NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JC NERR), and Rutgers University Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences are hosting a tournament-style King Tide Photo Contest to promote MyCoast: New Jersey - a portal to collect and analyze photos of flooding and other coastal change in New Jersey. Photos are automatically linked to data about weather and tides to create reports that help communities better understand coastal flooding and make informed decisions.
Join the contest by documenting flooding in your community during contest dates: July 31 - August 5 or August 28 – September 3! All photos submitted via the MyCoast smartphone app or website during these dates will be automatically entered. Semifinalists will be chosen between three categories – flooding from the ocean, flooding from the bay, or flooding from a river/stream. Prizes will be available for the photos that best showcase the vulnerability or resilience of people, places and things impacted by high tide flooding in New Jersey’s coastal communities.
More details can be found at mycoast.org/nj.
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