AICW Channel South of McClellanville, SC to Awendaw Creek
(Statute Mile 430 to 435, South Carolina ICW)
The Problem: Over the past several years, we have received numerous reports of shallow depths in the AICW channel, moving south from an intersection with Jeremy Creek and McClellanville to Statute Mile 435 near Awendaw Creek. Reported sounding have ranged from 5 feet to grounding depths and these shallows seem to be as much of a problem as ever.
The Solution: Stick strictly to the middle of the channel. Be careful not to cut any corners nor encroach on the channel’s edge. Try to time your passage through this section for mid to high tide.