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TD 2017-9 Notice of "Small Crafts"

Posted: 10/31/2017

Expiration date:


USE CAUTION WHEN TRANSITING NM 436.6 to NM 444.8

McCLELLAN-KERR ARKANSAS RIVER NAVIGATION SYSTEM, OKLAHOMA

 

The University of Tulsa Women's Rowing Fall Invitational Regatta will have rowing teams on the navigation channel 3 & 4 November 2017 between NM436.6 and the Head of Navigation at NM444.8.  Launch times are scheduled Friday November 3 from 1500 to 1800 and Saturday November 4 from 0700 to 1000. 

 

Throughout the racing event a large number of small craft may be in a concentrated area within the navigation channel.  Approximate location of the course is between NM442 (just below I-40 Bridge) and NM444.2 (just below Hwy 66 Bridge). Safety Launches monitor channel 16 closely for barge traffic moving into the area and suspend racing anytime a tow is visible, all rowing crews move to the shore and wait for the vessel to pass safely. 

 

Mariners are advised to use extreme caution when transiting this area during the event.

 

Waterway users are asked to check with Newt Graham Lock and Dam 18 for the latest information concerning these events at 543-2216 ext 1.  Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to Mr. Kenneth Todd; Navigation Operations Manager: 918-687-4501 ext 2 or Mr. Vic Heister; Navigation Field Engineer: 918-669-7244.

Recreational Lockage Policy

Locking at 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 on the Oklahoma portion of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System is available to recreational boaters 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. 

Oklahoma Lock and Dam Phone numbers:

W. D. Mayo L&D 14.............(918) 962-3481
Robert S. Kerr L&D 15.........(918) 775-2091
Webbers Falls L&D 16.........(918) 489-5987
Chouteau L&D 17................(918) 687-4501
Newt Graham L&D 18..........(918) 543-2216

For additional information concerning Navigation issues contact:

Navigation Project Office
HC 61 BOX 238
SALLISAW OK 74955
Phone: (918) 775-4475

FOR ISSUES REGARDING RECREATION ALONG THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM PLEASE CLICK HERE AND GO TO OUR CONTACT A LAKE PAGE.