Metadata for Cooper River at Charleston Harbor (IN MLLW) (CHTS1)

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Latitude: 32.775037° N, Longitude: 79.923990° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 7 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 -3.14 3.86 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 -2.16 4.84 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL -2.92 4.08 Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other -5.76 1.24 Mean Higher High Water (MHHW), which is used as a proxy for inundation.

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