Notice to Navigators: Red River

Red River RM 33.7 Buoys   Attached is a screen shot of the RM 33.7 reach. Below is a message from Chief Guidry, ANT Colfax Buoy Tender:   We were able to mark that shoal at mm33.7. I had to move 2 buoys and I added one more in that area. I set this to…

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Notice to Navigators: Red River

Severe Weather Threat for 10/27/2021 Good morning Shreveport partners, A strong cold front will move through the area on Wednesday, bringing with it another round for severe weather. Impacts: Damaging winds and isolated tornadoes appear to be the main threats as the squall line moves through the region. Additional updates will be emailed as staffing/time permits.  Please…

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Notice to Navigators: Red River

Update: Severe Weather Threat for October 24-25, 2021   Strong to severe thunderstorms remain possible late Sunday into Monday for portions of the region. Timing and Overview: A squall line of strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible across the northern half of our area Sunday evening into the early morning hours Monday. Impacts: Damaging…

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Notice to Navigators: Red River

NOTICE TO MARINERS RED RIVER LNM 42-21   SECTION VII – GENERAL This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.   MILE 34.0 – MILE 33.0 – CHANNEL CONDITION Shoaling has been reported between approximate Miles 34.0 and 33.0, off the nun buoy…

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Notice to Navigators: Red River

NOAA’s 2021-2022 Winter Outlook for the Four State Region   This morning, NOAA released the 2021-2022 Winter Weather Outlook, which extends from December 2021 through February 2022. Below are the key points from the outlook, localized for our area. NOAA is expecting above average temperatures and drier than average precipitation for southeastern Oklahoma, southwestern Arkansas,…

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Notice to Navigators: Red River

Severe Weather Threat for October 24-25, 2021   Severe storms will be possible Sunday evening through early Monday morning across portions of the region. Timing and Overview:   Severe thunderstorms will move into our area from the northwest Sunday afternoon/evening along a cold front, likely in the form of a squall line. The threat will continue…

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Notice to Navigators: Red River

Red River Lock 2 & RM 33.7 Update   Tuesday, 19 October, ATON Colfax Buoy Tender was able to set a RED Buoy to mark the shoal at Lock 2.   This is a picture of the Buoy Tender chart plotter:   They anticipate being around RM 33 in the morning, 20 October, and should…

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Notice to Navigators: Red River

Red River Lock 2 Lower & RM 33.7   Lock 2 Lower Attached is a colored survey for Lock 2 Lower. There are some low spots, so tows need to proceed with caution. ATON Colfax will check the area for buoys. The dredge is on the Ouachita River and when completed we will evaluate dredging…

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Notice to Navigators: Arkansas River

McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System Channel Status Report 21-020, 15 October 2021   Please click here to access the MKARNS Channel Status Report.   Gaines, Roderick S CIV USARMY CESWL (USA) Little Rock District USACE Roderick.S.Gaines@usace.army.mil  

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Navigation Notice: Arkansas River

SAILING INSTRUCTION DAVID D. TERRY LOCK (No. 6) NM 108.1 MCCLELLAN-KERR ARKANSAS RIVER NAVIGATION SYSTEM   LOCAL NOTICE NUMBER:  SWL 21-47 DATE:  October 15, 2021   Mariners are advised that upbound and downbound tows need to favor the short  wall in the downstream approach to David D. Terry Lock (No. 6) NM 108.1.   A…

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