Due to falling river elevations, the crest gate dam at Montgomery Point Lock and Dam (NM 0.5) is in operation and the navigation pass is closed. All vessels are required to pass through the lock until further notice.
When the tailwater elevation fluctuates near elevation 115, frequent changes may be experienced in terms of the navigation pass opening and closing. Also, during the government shutdown Corps employees will not be available to issue navigation notices to indicate if these changes have occurred. Therefore, mariners are advised to contact Montgomery Point Lock and Dam on Channel 16 to determine if the navigation pass is open or closed.
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.
John A. Balgavy, P.E.
Chief, Operations Division
Release no. SWL13-45