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TD 2019-18.1 Webbers Pool Reduction Admendment

Published Aug. 15, 2019

REDUCTION IN POOL ELEVATION: AMENDMENT 1

WEBBERS FALLS L&D No. 16

McCLELLAN-KERR ARKANSAS RIVER NAVIGATION SYSTEM, OKLAHOMA

 

In support of the ongoing salvage operations, Webbers Falls L&D No. 16 has begun a reduction of pool elevation.  The pool will be lowered to elevation of 487 on or before Monday 19 August 2019.  Beginning Monday 19 August, the pool will be reduced to elevation 480 as soon as Wednesday 21 August 2019.  If the Contractor is unsuccessful in clearing the sunken barges and obstructions at elevation 480 a further reduction in the pool elevation will be required.  Duration of the draw down is unknown at this time.

The Corps of Engineers is continuing to collect data and this Navigation Notice will be amended as more information becomes available.

Waterway users are asked to check with Lock No. 16 for the latest information.  Questions or request for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to Mr. Kenneth Todd: 918-775-4475 ext 5819, Mr. Robert Steiner; Navigation Operation Manager:  918-775-4475 ext 5833 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.