NOTICE TO MARINERS
SECTION I - SPECIAL NOTICES
This section contains information of special concern to the Mariner.
FL - AL - GA - APALACHICOLA - CHATTAHOOCHEE AND FLINT (ACF) RIVER SYSTEM
In accordance with Section 7-11 of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint Master Water Control Manual and the Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam and Lake Seminole Water Control Manual (Appendix A) dated March 2017, a 7-foot navigation channel will be supported via water releases on the ACF during the months of January through May, 2022, when the composite storage for the system is in Zones 1 and 2. Below is a graphic that is updated weekly, at the following website: http://water.sam.usace.army.mil/ACFconstorage.pdf A 7.4-foot Blountstown Stage is needed to provide a 7-foot channel on the Apalachicola River. River stages for the ACF system can be viewed at: http://water.sam.usace.army.mil/forecast_acf_plots.htm Commercial mariners should schedule lockage appointments at the Jim Woodruff Lock by calling (850) 663-4692 or (229) 723-3482. George W. Andrews and Walter F. George Locks remain closed due to mechanical failures. Navigation Bulletins will be issued on a monthly and as-needed basis throughout the navigation season. Please direct any questions to Ashley Kleinschrodt, at (251) 694-3726.
SECTION VII – GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
MILE 56.0 - PYROTECHNICS TRAINING
On January 24, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., pyrotechnics training will be conducted in the vicinity of Mile 56.0. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area during the event. Mariners may contact the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter CHIPPEWA at (731) 642-7181, for additional information.
MILE 116.6 - L/D CLOSURE/SUNK VESSEL – UPDATE
The Coffeeville L/D, in the vicinity of Mile 116.6, has reopened. Salvage operations to recover the recreational vessel capsized and sank inside of the lock chamber, have been completed.
AL - TOMBIGBEE RIVER - Coffeeville Lock - Lock Closure – UPDATE
Coffeeville Lock, at Mile 116.6, has reopened. For additional information, mariners can contact Mr. Chad Brumelow, at (205) 752-3571.