A new year is on the horizon, and South Carolinians who want to update their calendars with a new year of tidal information can now get the 2017 Tide Table Poster from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).
The Tide Table Posters are produced by DHEC’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) to help citizens monitor and plan for tidal events along the coast. The tables provide daily tidal information based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tide predictions, including dates and times of high tides with corresponding water levels, and dates and times of low tides.
DHEC holds its Coastal Photography Contest each year to determine the featured photograph for the new Tide Table Poster and web page. Nearly 100 photos were received during the 2016 contest, and Michael Trotman was selected with his winning photo, Ghost Crab at Sunrise on Isle of Palms. Congratulations, Michael!
Where to Get Your Tide Table Poster
Limited supplies of printed Tide Tables are available at DHEC OCRM offices in Charleston, Beaufort and Myrtle Beach. A foldable, desktop version of the chart is also available online. To learn more about the Tide Tables and to download the 2017 poster, click here.
King Tides Program
Through the initiative, citizen scientists can submit their photos of king tide events to help DHEC monitor and respond to coastal environmental issues. The photos are included in DHEC’s long-term analysis of coastal vulnerability and planning initiatives with municipalities.
To participate in the South Carolina King Tides Initiative, click here.