NOTICE OF LOCK CLOSURE
LOCK NO. 2 (NM 13.3)
MCCLELLAN-KERR ARKANSAS RIVER NAVIGATION SYSTEM
Lock No. 2 (NM 13.3) will experience intermittent closures on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System on Tuesday, Jan. 5, lasting a few hours at a time. The lock will be closed to all navigation traffic beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6.
The closure is due to a projected backflow of the Arkansas Post Canal caused by the rising water elevation of the Mississippi River. The backflow will start sometime between Saturday, Jan. 9 and Monday, Jan. 11, and once started is expected to last up to seven days. If river conditions improve before then, the lock will reopen.
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 CESWL-OP-OM@usace.army.mil.
Kevin J. McDaniels
Chief, Operations Division
Release no. SWL 16-01