NAVIGATION BULLETIN NO. 24-70_MISSISSIPPI RIVER – DEEP DRAFT CROSSINGS

Beginning on approximately 14 June 2024 and continuing until approximately 30 November 2024, the U.S. Government Contract Dustpan Dredge WALLACE McGEORGE will be working at the Mississippi River Deep Draft Crossings between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana.

The first dredging location will be at Alhambra Crossing, at approximate mile 190.5 Above Head of Passes (AHP) of the Mississippi River.

The dredge will work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will give way to vessels using the waterway. Dredge personnel can be contacted on either VHF channel 16 or 67 for sailing instructions.

Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made.

The point of contact with the New Orleans District is Michelle Kornick at (504) 862-1842 or Heather Jennings at (504) 862-1253.

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MICHELLE C. DAIGLE
Chief, Technical Support Branch
Operations Division