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Snap the sea, see the future What could Australia’s coast look like in the future?

Greater Taree City Council

Get to know our King Tides                       

As Mayor of Greater Taree City Council I encourage the local community to check out the "Witness King Tides" community project, to raise awareness about sea level rise along our beautiful coastline.

By supporting this project, Council is seeking to help all Manning Valley residents understand better the impact higher water levels have on our beaches and communities. 

A fun community photography initiative will help give us a visual collection, which will help us all be better prepared for a future of higher sea levels.

King tides give us an opportunity to see what our coastal communities might look like in the future. It's important to know king tides aren't part of climate change, but a natural part of tidal cycles. 

They really help us to get a sneak preview of what higher than average sea levels look like.  In fact, by 2070, we could have normal tides just like the king tides today.  This project will help us identify coastal areas that are vulnerable to flooding which can be monitored over time.

Thanks to all those residents who register for this project.

Mayor Paul J Hogan

 

Witness King Tides Safety Message

Participants should use sound judgement when taking photos and avoid taking risks, for example:

- partner up with another photographer and be contactable (i.e. take a mobile phone with you),
- wear appropriate clothing such as footwear with good grip, a wide brim hat, sunglasses and sunscreen,
- take enough drinking water,
- be aware of high tide times (refer to the BOM website) and keep your eye on increasing water levels and velocities,
- avoid going too close to rough surf and be mindful of freak waves,
- avoid unstable dunes/river banks, and
- do not enter stormwater or floodwaters:- there may be currents where the king tide has caused flooding in creeks and estuaries.

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