US Army Corps of Engineers
Little Rock District

NAV NOTICE SWL 13-44 & TD 2013-17 - JOINT NOTICE OF LOCKS REMAINING OPEN DURING GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

Published Oct. 2, 2013

During the Government shutdown, all locks will be operated continually as under normal circumstances.  However, due to the absence of appropriations our maintenance staff is furloughed and will not be on site at each lock.  They will be in an on-call status in the event that they are needed to perform critical repairs.  Therefore response time to repairs may not be as timely as under normal operating conditions.

Also, during the shutdown Corps employees will not be available to issue navigation notices.  Therefore, mariners are advised to contact each lock for navigation questions.

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 CESWL-OP-OM@usace.army.mil.

 

         //signed//                                                //signed//

        Earl Groves                                            John A. Balgavy, P.E.

       Chief, Operations Division                      Chief, Operations Division

       Tulsa District                                           Little Rock District
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 13-44 & TD 2013-17