Extreme high tide will hit Vancouver until the end of November, part of the natural phenomenon known as King Tide.
The event happens twice a year because the sun and the moon's gravity forces reinforce each other. In each case, it can be seen that the tide reaches as high as five feet in height – one meter higher than a normal high tide.
While the city of Vancouver has already sandbagged several areas around Jericho and Locarno beach, they reach out to the citizens to capture pictures of the shoreline during the Royal Water period.
Fotona allows experts to compare tide to coastal river maps so that the city can identify exposed areas and prepare for them accordingly.
Researchers will also be able to visualize what sea levels will look like they are affected by climate change.
By 2050 a high tide on a winter day will reach the same height as today's annual kunvvatten, which means the potential for more floods and storms in the not so long future.
King Tide will take place until Friday 30 November and is expected at the following times:
- Tuesday 27 November at 9:26
- Wednesday 28 November at. 10:18
- Thursday, November 29 at 11:10
- Friday, November 30 at 11:59
Photos can be shared through the city's Sea Level Rise Story Map and can be uploaded online. All you need is a photo together with date, time and location.
During the most recent royal magazines, which took place in January 2018, almost 400 images were gathered. Additional photos only help further protect the city's coast.