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King Tide Predicted for Late October
Kiawah will experience a round of king tides from Oct. 27-31. NOAA predicts tide levels reaching nearly feet during the high tide cycle, with the highest anticipated tide falling just after midnight on Oct. 29. Due astronomical factors, this round of tides should be less intense than the those experienced in August and September. However, it’s not uncommon for higher-than-predicted tide levels to be observed, and these may cause flooding in lower-lying areas of the island.
You can find near real-time tide levels at the Kiawah River Bridge on the same page as KICA’s beach cam. The chart includes a notification when tide levels exceed 9 feet and there is potential for flooding on the Kiawah Island Parkway.
During a king tide cycle, KICA Security checks for water on roadways and cordons off these areas with traffic cones. We urge you to use extra caution while driving near tidal wetlands and in low-lying areas during a king tide.