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NAV NOTICE SWL 13-23 MKARNS SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

MKARNS - Due to possible shoaling, Mariners are advised that until further notice, both upbound and southbound tows should run the green line while between NM 178.5 and NM 179.5 [Read More]
Published: Jun-06-13

NAV NOTICE SWL 13-22 MKARNS - TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF LOCK CLOSURES

OZARK JETA-TAYLOR L&D and JAMES W. TRIMBLE L&D - Due to rainfall across Oklahoma and Arkansas in the past several days, Ozark-Jeta Taylor L&D (No.12) NM 256.8 and James W. Trimble L&D (No. 13) NM 292.8 will suspend their daily lock closure for maintenance periods until flows recede. [Read More]
Published: Jun-06-13

NAV NOTICE SWL 13-21 - MKARNS USCG SAFETY ZONE CANCELLED

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Safety Zone previously established by the Coast Guard for June 1, 2013, has been cancelled. The Arkansas River Canoe and Kayak Race will now take place on the Little Maumelle River, due to high flows on the MKARNS. There will be no restrictions to navigation traffic. [Read More]
Published: May-31-13

CORPS TO LAUNCH PYROTECHNICS AT VULTURES AROUND BULL SHOALS DAM

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – The Army Corps of Engineers Mountain Home Project Office personnel will begin using pyrotechnics next week to disperse hundreds of vultures that continue to damage Bull Shoals Dam and powerhouse. [Read More]
Published: May-31-13

CORPS ISSUES SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ARKANSAS RIVER

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -‑ The Army Corps of Engineers has issued a small craft advisory for the Arkansas River in Arkansas because recent heavy rains have caused flows to rise. During the high flows, strong currents and large debris can threaten the safety of pleasure crafts. [Read More]
Published: May-31-13

NAV NOTICE SWL 13-20 MKARNS - INTERMITTENT DELAYS POSSIBLE

MURRAY L&D - Mariners are advised that intermittent delays may be experienced at Murray Lock and Dam (No. 7) NM 125.4 from June 3, 2013 through June 6, 2013, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., while repair of the parapet wall takes place. [Read More]
Published: May-30-13

NAV NOTICE SWL 13-19 MKARNS - SAFETY ZONE/RIVER CLOSURE

LITTLE ROCK, AR The Coast Guard has established a Safety Zone for the Arkansas River on June 1, 2013, from mile marker 124.0 to 118.0, in support of the Arkansas River Canoe and Kayak Race. The Safety Zone will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. [Read More]
Published: May-30-13

NAV NOTICE SWL 13-18 MKARNS - CHANGE IN HOURS FOR DAILY CLOSURES

JAMES W. TRIMBLE L&D - Mariners are advised that James W. Trimble Lock and Dam (No. 13) NM 292.8 will be closed to navigation traffic from 12 noon until 4 p.m. on June 3, 2013, and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on June 4 and June 5. [Read More]
Published: May-29-13

CORPS IMPLEMENTS RECREATIONAL BOATING LOCKAGE POLICY

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – After receiving extensive input from the public, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District will implement a new program for recreational boaters on 11 of the 13 Arkansas locks along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. [Read More]
Published: May-29-13

CORPS LIFTS SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ARKANSAS RIVER

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Army Corps of Engineers has lifted the small craft advisory for the Arkansas River. Advisories are issued when flows reach 70,000 cubic feet per second. Even though flows have receded below that threshold, Corps officials urge boaters to always use caution when on the river. [Read More]
Published: May-29-13
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