Olmsted Locks and Dam

Please see the below Broadcast Notice to Mariners for the raising of the wicket dam. This is the standard BNM that we push out. Are there any issues with this broadcast or would you like to see anything changed before we begin broadcasting?

DUE TO RECEDING RIVER LEVELS, OLMSTEAD LOCK AND DAM OHIO RIVER MILE MARKER 964.4 WILL BEGIN WICKET RAISING OPERATIONS ON 13 JUN 2024. THE NAVIGATION LANE WILL BE SHIFTED FROM THE NAVIGATION PASS TO THE LOCK CHAMBERS. TOW SIZES THROUGH THE LOCK CHAMBERS ARE AS FOLLOWS: DOWN BOUND TOW MAXIMUM DIMENSIONS WILL BE 108' X 1200' INCLUDING TOWBOAT, WITH NO MORE THAN 15 REGULATION BARGES AND NOT TO EXCEED 3 WIDE. NO HIP BARGES OR OTHER DEVIATION THAT COULD DEGRADE NORMAL STEERAGE CHARACTERISTICS ARE ALLOWED FOR DOWN BOUND TOWS. UP BOUND TOW MAXIMUM DIMENSIONS WILL BE 108' X 1200' INCLUDING TOWBOAT, WITH NO MORE THAN 16 REGULATION BARGES AND NOT TO EXCEED 3 WIDE. ALL MARINERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN OPERATING IN THE AREA AND TAKE ALL DIRECTION FROM THE OLMSTED LOCKS AND DAM CONTROL TOWER.

Very Respectfully,

MST2 Jackson Coates
MSU Paducah
Waterways Management
225 Tully Street
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 442-1621 x2116
STL-SMB-MSUPaducah-WWM@uscg.mil