MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 15-36 Lifting of USCG River Closure NM 118-NM 116

Published June 8, 2015
Navigation Notice

Navigation Notice

Mariners are advised that the U.S. Coast Guard is lifting the closure on the Arkansas River between Navigation Miles 118.0 and 116.0.  The Coast Guard has received a report on the ruptured natural gas pipeline at NM 117.3.  The report indicates that 400 feet of the pipe is located 170 feet off of the left descending bank.  As of June 05, 2015 there was 25 to 50 feet of water over the pipe, with a pool elevation of 237.6 feet at David D. Terry Lock and Dam (No. 6).   Mariners are advised to transit this area with caution.  Mariners are advised to contact Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River for any updates on VHF-FM Channel 16 or by telephone 1-866-777-2784.

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



Kevin J. McDaniels

Chief, Operations Division
Little Rock District Operations Technical Support Branch
James McKinnie

Release no. SWL 15-036