LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Army Corps of Engineers will close David D. Terry Lock on the Arkansas River from 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29 until 6 p.m. Sep. 4, so workers can “dewater” it to assess and repair the downstream lock gates.
Terry Lock is east of Little Rock near Scott, Ark.
Because no vessels will be allowed to lock through during this seven-day period, officials at the Corps’ Little Rock District advise commercial shippers and pleasure boaters to plan accordingly.
Corps officials say that while this scheduled closure may inconvenience boaters and commercial shippers, it is preferable to a breakdown that can result in long, unscheduled lock closures.
During this dewatering, a temporary dam will be installed outside the downstream lock gates. Then the water in the lock is pumped out to allow access to areas normally under water. Workers are then able to inspect the downstream lock gates and repair worn or damaged parts.
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