The navigation pass at Montgomery Point Lock and Dam (NM 0.5) is expected to be reopened to navigation traffic at noon on December 15, 2012. The lock will remain closed until dewatering operations are complete. Vessels may contact Montgomery Point Lock and Dam on Channel 16 for further information.
When the tailwater elevation drops below 115, the pass will again be closed.
Effective December 15, 2012, there will be a temporary suspension of the scheduled daily maintenance closures at Ozark-Jeta Taylor Lock and Dam (No. 12) NM 256.8, James W. Trimble Lock and Dam (No. 13) NM 292.8, Webber Falls Lock and Dam (No. 16) NM 366.6, Chouteau Lock and Dam (No. 17) NM 401.4, and Newt Graham Lock and Dam (No. 18) NM 421.6. This is to facilitate movement of navigation traffic through the system due to the opening of the Montgomery Point navigation pass. Daily maintenance closures are expected to resume on January 2, 2013.
Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to James McKinnie in the Little Rock District Office, at (501) 324-5096 or (501)324-5739, or in the Tulsa District Office, Kenneth Todd at (918) 607-0951 or Vic Heister at (918) 669-7244.
Release no. SWL 12-54