WREC Channel Restriction and Delays

Notice Number: SWL 23-64
Date: 10/15/2023 thru 10/21/2023

Crews arrived in the area on Sunday, October 15, 2023, to begin clamming in the downstream approach at Montgomery Point Lock & Dam (NM 0.5). A Notice to Proceed has been given to the Contract Dredge Sandpiper who is expected to arrive in the area and begin dredging on or before Saturday, October 21, 2023. The Dredge Sandpiper is expected to complete dredging operations below Montgomery Point Lock & Dam on or around Saturday, October 28, 2023.

Until that time, Mariners are advised that the 7-ft draft restriction communicated in the previous Navigation Notice No. SWL 23-63, as well as the recent USCG Broadcast Notice to Mariners No. 0076-23, is still in effect.

A subsequent Navigation Notice will be issued once dredging operations have been completed and the 7-ft draft restriction has been lifted, or if a significant change in conditions occurs.

Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to the Little Rock District Office, at (501) 324-5096 or you may email CESWL-OP-OM@usace.army.mil.

//signed// (for)

Christopher B. Roark
Chief, Operations Division