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NAV NOTICE SWL 14-05 WHITE RIVER ENTRANCE CHANNEL INCREASED DIFFERENTIALS

Published Jan. 29, 2014
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This is to advise mariners transiting the White River Entrance Channel

(WREC) of increased head differentials between Norrell Lock and Dam and

Montgomery Point Lock and Dam.  Currently, the tailwater elevation at

Norrell Lock and Dam is 131.26 ft-msl and the headwater elevation at

Montgomery Point Lock and Dam is 128.35 ft-msl with a differential of 2.91

feet.  Due to a falling Mississippi River level and increased White River

flows resulting from rainfall events in the White River Basin, WREC

differentials are higher than normal.  The WREC differential is forecasted

to reach 3.5 feet by Sunday, February 2.  These higher differentials are

expected to persist until Mississippi River levels increase or White River

flows recede.  Contact Montgomery Point Lock and Dam or Norrell Lock and Dam

for current differential and elevations or visit our website at

http://www.swl.usace.army.mil/Missions/WaterLevels.aspx

 

Mariners transiting the WREC should use extreme caution in this area,

especially when passing Montgomery Point Lock and Dam.

 

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@us.army.mil.

 

 

//signed//

Kevin J. McDaniels

Chief, Operations Division (Acting)
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 14-05