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Ashepoo Coosaw Cutoff

Ashepoo Coosaw Cutoff Into Coosaw River
(Statute Mile 517, South Carolina ICW)

The Problemthis stretch of the Waterway was last dredged in November – December, 2008. As of August, 2013 severe shoaling lies along this canal’s southwestern mouth, markers #180 and #185. Some dead low water depths of 4 feet will be encountered between these two aids to navigation.
And, for the firs time, as of August, 2013, severe shoaling has also been reported hard by the Ashpoo – Coosaw Cutoff’s northeastern mouth, near marker #177!

The SolutionTime your passage through this section for mid to high tide.
As you cruise through the northeastern entrance to the Ashepoo – Coosaw Cutoff, do NOT approach marker #177 closely. Favor the northern side of the channel somewhat as you pass #177.
When navigating the Cutoff’s southwesterly mouth, try slightly favoring the northwestern side of the channel between markers #184 and #185.

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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (1)

  1. Captain George Hospodar -  October 26, 2016 - 3:40 pm

    My wife Pat and I traveled through the Ashepoo Coosaw Cutoff into the Coosaw River on 10/25/16 one hour and 40 minutes after low water, staying wide of G “177” then traveling through the middle of the waterway and then slightly favoring the northwestern side of the channel between R “184” and G “185”, we found no less than 7 ½ feet of water throughout the area.


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