South Florida Water Management District

09/26/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/26/2023 07:07

DYK: Weekly King Tide Forecasts Will Help You Stay Informed This Season

The 2023 King Tide season is here, and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is making it easy for the public to find information about forecasted tidal conditions along South Florida's coast.

Did you know you can sign up to receive weekly King Tide Forecasts straight to your inbox? Signing up is easy. Just visit our email signup page, enter your email address and check the "King Tide Forecast" option.

Once you are registered, we will send you an email every Monday through the end of the 2023 King Tide season that reports forecasted conditions - such as wind strength and direction, ocean currents - that can cause tides to occur higher or lower than predicted at certain locations. These weekly updates are intended to be informational for interested stakeholders and the public. If conditions warrant, additional updates may be issued throughout the forecast period.

For the remainder of the 2023 King Tide Season, high tides are predicted by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to peak above 2.5-3 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) along the South Florida Coast during the following days (peak varies by location):

  • September 26 to October 4 (Full Moon)
  • October 14-19 (New Moon)
  • October 24 to November 2 (Full Moon)
  • November 11-17 (New Moon)
  • November 24-29 (Full Moon)

View this week's Tidal Outlook.

SFWMD is continuing efforts for the monitoring, operational response and documentation of these events.

With approximately 700 miles of shoreline and 40+ gravity coastal structures upstream of tidally influenced canals, the SFWMD's water management mission is influenced by sea levels. Along with rainfall and surge, high tide events also contribute to flood risks in South Florida. The variation in strength and direction of the gravitational pull of the moon, especially during the new and full moon phases in the Fall, contributes to King Tide occurrences.

Learn more about the SFWMD's weekly Tidal Outlook Forecasts and South Florida's King Tide season.