US Army Corps of Engineers
Little Rock District

NAV NOTICE SWL 13-26 MKARNS - TOW HAULAGE PROCEDURES DURING HIGH FLOWS

Published June 14, 2013

This notice is a reminder to mariners that during high flows on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, the following procedures will be in effect.

 

When flows exceed 100,000 cubic feet per second, tow haulage equipment will not be used for upbound and downbound tows at the following locks:  Joe Hardin (No. 3), Emmett Sanders (No. 4), Colonel Charles D. Maynard (No. 5), and David D. Terry (No. 6).  Double cut tows will be locked the conventional way.

 

When flows exceed 100,000 cubic feet per second, tow haulage equipment will not be used for upbound tows at the following locks:  Murray (No. 7), Toad Suck Ferry (No. 8), Arthur V. Ormond (No. 9), and James W. Trimble (No. 13).  Double cut tows will be locked the conventional way.

 

Any time the duty operator feels it is unsafe, tow haulage equipment will not be used and tows will be locked the conventional way.   

 

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 you may email CESWL-OP-OM@usace.army.mil.

 //signed//                  

John A. Balgavy, P.E.

Chief, Operations Division 

 


Contact
Little Rock District Operations Technical Support Branch
501-324-5739
ceswl-op-om@usace.army.mil
or
James McKinnie
501-324-5096

Release no. SWL 13-26