Channel Maintenance Dredging: Below Olmstead Locks & Dam, Ohio River Mile 969-975

Notice Number: 201332/2022-043
Date: 09/29/2022 15:38 thru 10/19/2022 15:38

Notice is given that “Luhrs Bros., Inc” will commence maintenance dredging below Olmsted Locks and Dam, Ohio River Mile 969 - 975. Dredging operations will be conducted from approximately 29 September – 19 October 2022, 24 hours per day, seven days per week. During this period, the Dredge Bill Holman will be in or adjacent to the navigation channel, but will set aside allowing traffic to pass without interruption. Contact the Dredge Bill Holman for passing instruction on marine channel 13. Due to the difficulty with moving the dredge aside in extreme low water conditions, mariners are requested to call in to the dredge well in advance if they need to pass; downbound tows should call in from Olmsted Locks and Dam, and upbound tows should call in from Cairo Point. Once contact has been made with the Dredge Bill Holman, proceed at the slowest safe speed.

The contractor’s floating plant will consist of the Dredge Bill Holman, M/V’s LENARD and BUDDY, and the ROBERT T, one shop barge, one spill barge, and floating pipeline sections. The Dredge Bill Holman, M/V’s LENARD and BUDDY will be monitoring marine channel 13.

Shawn Kenney
Ch. Technical Support Branch