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

Lake Macquarie City Council

Annual king tides along the Lake Macquarie coastline and in Swansea Channel give us a window on the future effects of protected sea level rise. Tidal levels east of Swansea Bridge - in the Channel, Salts Bay, and Black Neds Bay - rise to nearly 1.0m AHD, about the same as predicted sea level rise by the turn of the Century.

Join us in capturing the moment, and the future, by photographing the king tide in your front yard, your foreshore park, your shopping centre, or your street.

You will help bring home the message about the effects of climate change by making it real, and making it local. Your picture is, as they say, worth a thousand words. To share your pictures, just register and follow the prompts.

Lake Macquarie City Council's 2013 Summer Activities Program is running a special workshop in the week before the January 12 king tide, to plan locations and give you hints on how to make your picture as informative and as interesting as possible.

There is a much smaller tide in the Lake and the Channel west of Swansea Bridge, so we recommend you photograph near the following tidal hotspots: Swansea Bridge, Swansea Shopping Centre, Swansea RSL, Black Neds Bay, Blacksmiths boat ramp, Grannies Pool, Salts Bay, Redhead Surf Club, and inside Swansea Heads.

Be safe by going with a friend, and happy snappin'.

Swansea Channel

 Swansea Bridge