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A Peek into Our Future

2013 July 10

This June, the king tide encroached upon the east coast of the United States. It came across sidewalks, roadways, into driveways, and up into parks. This is a look at what our future holds with climate change and rising sea levels.

king tide contributions from tbird_220, cre_mc, and jamal kadri1 on Flickr for State of the Environment

king tide contributions from tbird_220, cre_mc, and jamal kadri1 on Flickr for State of the Environment

While the place and time of a king tide is never the same – it depends on gravity between our Earth, moon, and sun – NOAA helps us predict when these higher than average tides will occur.  Find out when and where near you.

Prediction allows time for preparation. In many cases these higher tides cause coastal flooding. This year, we asked you to take a photo for State of the Environment. Above, is a look at some of the king tide scenes submitted over the past three years.

State of the Environment is a story of our world through you and your camera (or camera phone of course). It is open to pictures of things that you see. No view is too small to join in.

Photos taken from 2011 until the end of 2013 may be submitted to State of the Environment on Flickr. All levels of photography experience and skill are welcome.

Photo credits to above collage (L-R):

(red suv) cre_mc June 22, 2013, Manasquan, NJ
(New Jersey houses) tbird_220, June 22, 2013
(Washington, D.C.) jamal kadri1 April 19, 2011
(one way – boats) cre_mc June 22, 2013, Manasquan, NJ
(girls- truck) cre_mc June 22, 2013, Manasquan, NJ
Alexandria, VA, cre_mc April 20, 2011
(bench and fence DC) jamal kadri1 April 19, 2011
(Alexandria, VA) cre_mc, April 20, 2011
(dad and girl- bike) cre_mc June 22, 2013, Manasquan, NJ
(New Jersey roadway) tbird_220, June 22, 2013

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