Metadata for Kiawah River at Kiawah Island (IN MLLW) (KIAS1)

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Latitude: 32.603900° N, Longitude: 80.132400° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 -3.276 Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 -0.701 Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL -3.081 Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other -6.158 Not Available Mean Higher High Water (MHHW), which is used as a proxy for inundation.

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