Notice Number: 201263/22-24
Date: 09/17/2022 17:00 thru 05/14/2023 17:00
Winter recreational vessel lockages will be made during daylight hours only, on request, at each of the Walla Walla District locks beginning September 17, 2022 and continuing through May 14, 2023. Facilities affected are:
McNary Lock and Dam Columbia River Mile 292
Ice Harbor Lock and Dam Snake River Mile 9.7
Lower Monumental Lock and Dam Snake River Mile 41.6
Little Goose Lock and Dam Snake River Mile 70.3
Lower Granite Lock and Dam Snake River Mile 107.5
During this period, commercial vessels will have lockage priority over recreational vessels. At the discretion of the lock operator, recreational vessels may be allowed to lock through with commercial vessels.
Walla Walla District requests that recreational vessels contact the navigation lock control room at least 30 minutes prior to their arrival at the lock. Vessel owner/operators requesting lockage shall contact the lock operator on duty using Marine Channel 14 or commercial telephone. This will allow the control room to prepare for their transit and will provide vessel operators with general timeframes for their lockages. Control room contact information is listed below.
McNary Lock and Dam Chief Operator on Duty 541-922-2231 Call Sign WUJ41
Ice Harbor Lock and Dam Senior Operator on Duty 509-543-3231 Call Sign WUJ42
Lower Monumental Lock and Dam Senior Operator on Duty 509-282-7231 Call Sign WUJ43
Little Goose Lock and Dam Senior Operator on Duty 509-399-2233 x231 Call Sign WUJ44
Lower Granite Lock and Dam Senior Operator on Duty 509-843-2231 Call Sign WUJ45
All vessel owner/operators lock through at their own risk. Everyone in the vessel must be wearing a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) during lockage. Follow the directions of the lock operator when using the locks or when operating in the vicinity of the locks. The lock operator has final authority on the suitability of a craft for lockage. Please refer to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Safe Lockage Policy for Recreational Craft on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, published separately, for other safety requirements.
For additional information on recreational vessel schedules, please visit the web site at: https://www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/ or contact Operations Division at (509) 527-7364.
Paul A. Ocker
Chief, Operations Division
Walla Walla District