US Army Corps of Engineers
Little Rock District

NAV NOTICE SWL 14-39 MKARNS-MPLD EMPHASIS ON DRAFT DEPTH IN THE NAVIGATION PASS-UPDATE

Published Dec. 4, 2014
Navigation Notice

Navigation Notice

Mariners were previously notified in Navigation Notice SWL 14-31, that one

of the ten crest gates in the navigation pass was experiencing problems; it

was partially raised at elevation 105 and could not be lowered further.

This gate currently remains in the partially raised position.  Vessels with

drafts deeper than 9 feet run the risk of striking this gate as the water

level decreases.

 

To restore the gate's full range of motion, the navigation pass will be

closed the next time the Montgomery Point tailwater reaches elevation 117

and is forecasted to continue falling.  Once the nav pass is closed the

crest gates will be raised and exercised.  During the navigation pass

closure all vessels will be required to use the lock.  Normal operational

procedures will resume when the gate can be lowered completely.  Vessels are

encouraged to contact Montgomery Point Lock and Dam on Channel 16 or visit

http://www.swl-wc.usace.army.mil/pages/reports/remote/navrpt.htm for further

information and Montgomery Point tailwater elevations.

 

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//     

Kevin J. McDaniels

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 14-039