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 191.0 - MILE 190.0 - GEOTECHNICAL RIVERBED DRILLING
Continuing until approximately March 4, 2022, Geotechnical Riverbed Drilling is being conducted between approximate Miles 191.0 and 190.0. A barge will be placed approximately 120 feet from the rivers bank and will not be able to maneuver while drilling. Work will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., each day. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area. Mariners may contact the project manager at (319) 231-3487, for additional information.
MILE 149.0 - L/D CLOSURE/CHANNEL CONDITION
High water conditions have been reported in the vicinity of Mile 149.0. The Cheatham L/D has ceased locking operations.
MILE 2.0 - SUBMERGED OBSTRUCTIONS
As a result of high water in the vicinity of Mile 2.0, supports for the new bridge along the RDB, are submerged and pose a navigation obstruction. The contractor is working to mark the area with a buoy and light. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.
MILE 249.0 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 249.0, RDB. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.
AL - TENNESSEE-TOMBIGBEE WATERWAY - Lock Closure
Periodic inspection survey work are being conducted at John C. Stennis Lock and Dam, Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Mile 334.7, during the week of February 28, 2022. Periodic inspection survey work will also be conducted at Tom Bevill Lock and Dam, Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Mile 306.8, during the week of March 6, 2022. Every effort will be made to coordinate the work to minimize the impacts to navigation traffic. However, to accomplish two specific survey requirements, possible delays of up to 6-hours could occur. Mariners should contact each lock during this period to receive an update on the status of the work and the possibility of any delays. For further information regarding this work, mariners can contact John C. Stennis Lock, at (662) 328-7075, Tom Bevill Lock, at (205) 373-2942, or Roger Wilson, Jr., at (662) 245-5486.
L/D INSPECTIONS/TEMPORARY DELAYS
Attached as an enclosure to this LNM, is USACE Navigation Bulletin 22-14, regarding inspections and temporary delays/closures at John C. Stennis L/ D, in the vicinity of Mile 334.7 and Tom Bevill L/D, in the vicinity of Mile 306.8.