Tidal mapping volunteers ‘Catch the King’

HEATHSVILLE—During November, volunteers organized by the Northern Neck Master Gardeners’ Shoreline Evaluation Program (SEP) collected tidal data around the Northern Neck.

“Catch the King” is the world’s largest environmental survey using citizen science to aid in GPS flood data collection in areas of coastal Virginia. The goal is to map the king tide’s maximum inundation. The data collected helps predict flooding events.

“The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) developed a mathematical model to predict flooding around Chesapeake Bay,” said SEP team member Ian Cheyne. “The model is designed to provide local authorities with advance warning of potential flooding….[to-view-more]