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King Tide
King Tide

Queensland's coastal residents are being called on to help prepare for future impacts of climate change.

Green Cross is asking for photographs of the state's next King Tide, due to hit in early January.

Queensland's 'Witness King Tides' project is an Australian first, and during the last few surges residents were asked to head to the coast with a camera.

"Obviously a king tide isn't the same as sea level rise. It's just a way of understanding what more water on the coast means," Caitlin Calder-Potts from Green Cross says.

Jessica Blomfield’s photographs are now part of an online database designed to help visualise the impacts of climate change.

"I went out with some friends and took some photos and we made up a little circuit of where we were going to take the photos starting out at the Port of Brisbane," she said.

1600 images were taken from the Torres Strait down to the Tweed, including a flooded bikeway below Brisbane's Riverside Expressway and local businesses being inundated.

Climate change experts say within decades this will be permanent. They predict a one metre sea level rise by 2100.

During this year's king tide, New Farm park was covered in water. Under the initiative, this would be classed as a vulnerable area.

For more information on the Witness King Tides Project, visit their website

The king tide is best seen from these vantage points.