Notice Number: 23-48
Notice is given to mariners to exercise extreme caution when transiting near the upper approach to Coffeeville Lock (b/t River Miles 117-118). Elevated water levels and heavy currents on upstream side of spillway creates extreme outdraft conditions which can pull vessels into the cut toward the spillway. Vessels should use extreme caution on exiting the lock going northbound, and entering the lock going southbound.
Plan for outdraft conditions and act accordingly. Please call the Lock for current river conditions (251-276-3293).
For additional information, contact Mr. Chad Brumelow at the BWT/Alabama-Coosa Project Management Office (CESAM-OP-BA) at (205) 752-3571.
Jacob E. Lambert
Acting Chief, Navigation Section