Navigation Notice: Arkansas River

MCCLELLAN-KERR ARKANSAS RIVER NAVIGATION SYSTEM
INCREASED DIFFERENTIALS ON THE WHITE RIVER ENTRANCE CHANNEL

 

LOCAL NOTICE NUMBER:  SWL 22-05
DATE:  February 04, 2022

 

This is to advise mariners transiting the White River Entrance Channel (WREC) of increased head differentials between Norrell Lock and Dam and Montgomery Point Lock and Dam.  At 7:00 AM today, the tailwater elevation at Norrell Lock and Dam was 129.6 ft-msl and the headwater elevation at Montgomery Point Lock and Dam was 126.3 ft-msl with a differential of 3.3 feet.  The WREC differential is forecasted to remain above 3.0 feet through this weekend.  Mariners are reminded of advised tow restrictions during increased differentials:

 

Mariners transiting the WREC should use extreme caution in this area, especially when passing Montgomery Point Lock and Dam. Contact Montgomery Point Lock and Dam or Norrell Lock and Dam for current differential and elevations or visit our website at http://www.swl.usace.army.mil/Missions/WaterLevels.aspx

Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to the Little Rock District Office at (501) 324-5739 or you may email CESWL-OP-OM@us.army.mil.

 

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Christopher B. Roark
Chief, Operations Division