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Posted 3/2/2016

Release no. SWL 16-022

Little Rock District Operations Technical Support Branch


James McKinnie

Mariners are advised that the period of intermittent availability of tow haulage equipment and intermittent lockage delays at Dardanelle Lock and Dam (No. 10) NM 205.5 have been extended through August 31, 2016.  These delays are due to ongoing repair work on the monolith joints.  Double cut tows may have to be locked the conventional way (without the use of tow haulage) and lockage delays are anticipated to be four hours or less in duration as stated in Navigation Notice SWL 15-31.  Work is expected to be completed as scheduled; however, unforeseen issues could require additional time.  Lock Operators may be contacted via radio on Channel 16 or by phone (479) 890-4987 in advance of arrival to be advised of current conditions.

Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to James McKinnie in the Little Rock District Office, at (501) 324-5739 or (501)324-5096, or you may email


Kevin J. McDaniels

Chief, Operations Division