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What does MHW stand for?

MHW stands for Mean High Water

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Also, the new vertical lift bridge will provide for a minimum vertical clearance of 70-feet above Mean High Water (MHW) EL 2.
The crux of the issue was whether it would be placed at approximately the mean high water mark or amended, as proposed by Arvida, and moved further out in places to take in areas of shallow water the developer either owned or hoped to acquire.
The vertical alignment for the barrow bridge allows a 36m clearance envelope above mean high water spring for the navigation channel of the river.
While many beach visitors believe that public sand begins seaward of the dune line or the line where vegetation ends and bare sand starts, regardless of whether the upland property owner is a private individual or public entity, in Florida, the part of the beach falling landward of the mean high water mark is typically owned by the owner of the adjacent lot.