NOTICE TO MARINERS
SECTION VII – GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
MILE 279.2 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Due to recent flooding and receding waters, shoal conditions exist in the lower approach channel at the Robert C. Byrd L/D, in the vicinity of Mile 279.2. Attached as an enclosure to this LNM, is the latest survey of the area dated March 22, 2022. Mariners are urged to check the latest survey, monitor lower gauge readings and contact the lockmaster via VHF-FM Channel 13, for additional information.
MILE 846.0 - L/D CLOSURE
Commencing 6:00 a.m., April 4, 2022 and continuing until 6:00 p.m., April 15, 2022, the John T. Myers L/D (600-foot auxiliary chamber), in the vicinity of Mile 846.0, will be closed for repair. The 1,200-foot main chamber will remain available to pass traffic during this closure.
MILE 939.9 - CHANNEL CONDITION – UPDATE
Due to the rising river elevations, the navigation lane over the bear traps and fixed weir, on the LDB, in the vicinity of Mile 939.9, will remain open until the Paducah Gauge is at or below 30.0 feet. The navigation lane will be marked with electronic buoys (AIS aids to navigation). Mariners are urged to review all applicable USACE Navigation Notices and charts, prior to transiting, and exercise caution in the area.