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LightHawk Volunteer Pilot Tony Carson Flies for 2014 King Tide Project

This year the December King Tide (highest tides of the year) followed several days of big storms. On December 22, TWC GIS Analyst John Bauer, Photographer Ben Friedle and LightHawk volunteer pilot Tony Carson found a break in the storm to fly above the Tillamook, Siletz, Sand Lake and Salmon River estuaries to get an

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King Tides

It was a cloudy/hazy day and the Dec 22, 2014 king tide mission was nearly aborted, but the clouds broke through and TWC staff John Bauer, photographer Ben Friedle of Outlier Solutions Inc. and pilot Tony Carson sailed down the Van Duzer corridor to document the expanse of the King Tides in the Siletz, Salmon, Neskowin,

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What Does Sea Level Rise Look Like?

Every year in early winter, high tides in Oregon are higher than usual. These extreme high tides, commonly called “King Tides,” occur when the moon is closest to the Earth. These unusual tides are a great tool to understanding how estuaries may respond to rising sea levels and setting restoration goals for TWC estuarine preserves

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