USCG: Ohio River High Water & Flow Conditions (OHRM 31.7)

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port has issued this safety advisory due to high water/flow conditions at Montgomery Dam, MM 31.7, Ohio River. The gate opening is greater than 40 feet. Exercise caution while transiting under the Newell highway bridge MM 44.5 due to the strong set and currents in that area.

Upbound tow vessels are advised that when performing a set over or knock out through the Montgomery Locks, to secure the head of their tows to the lock wall using the closet pin possible before the set over or knock out is initiated, and ensure that tows are fully secured prior to leaving the vicinity of the locks.

Mariners are urged to exercise caution when transiting the area.