8/28/2019

King Tide: Aug. 28 – Sept. 1

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We move into a king tide cycle on Wednesday, Aug 28, of this week, which goes thru Sunday, Sept 1.  King tides are occurring in the evening tide cycle.  Our peak predicted tide is on Friday evening, at 9:05 pm, with a 7.48′ tide.  However, since Sunday, Charleston Harbor’s tides are running approximately 1′ above predicted levels.  This gives us the possibility of over 8′ tides, on Kiawah Island, during this king tide cycle.  KICA is currently closing all exterior drainage basin gates to stop water from flowing into our stormwater ponds at high tide.  For Kiawah Island, roads have the potential to flood in the usual spots, including the Kiawah Island Parkway & Governors Drive.  For residents along the marsh, tides have the potential to rise to higher levels on their properties.  Care should be exercised driving around the island at high tide during this king tide cycle, particularly at night.