An online map is allowing Cowichan residents to share coastal pictures of King Tides in a project that looks ahead to potential flood risks.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) has launched the King Tides Story Map, which shows areas expected to be impacted by rising sea levels due to climate change.
The map outlines vulnerable shorelines along the coast of the Cowichan region.
Blue shaded areas on the map indicate areas considered susceptible to flooding by the year 2100, based on a projected one-meter rise in sea levels, along with high tides and storm surges.
The map also has shoreline erosion rankings, with a thin red line indicating a very high risk of shorelines being breached.
CVRD Senior Environment Analyst Keith Lawrence says the project started during the first round of King Tides season earlier this month.
The district is asking residents to take pictures during another round of King Tides from January 3 to 8, which can be uploaded to the map.
Lawrence says the online map tool is being piloted for King Tides and other environmental issues and interests in the Cowichan Valley.